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    Get to Know Nellie's Owners, Craig & Fredda Pohl

    Craig and Fredda Pohl Have Traded Their Impressive Careers in Culinary, Boutique Hotels/Country Clubs and Five Star Properties for Ownership of Nellie’s Deli, Market and Catering in Sarasota Florida. Their Impressive Backgrounds Include Clientele Such as Pavarotti, Van Cliburn, Perry Como, Danny Thomas, The Simon Family and Many More!


    Craig, Who Grew Up in A Family Kosher Restaurant/Hotel in Lock Sheldrake, NY and Attained a Culinary Degree and Hospitality Degree from CCNYU. He Officially Began His Career as A Working Chef at The Tuscany Hotel In New York City. Craig’s Resume Also Includes the Executive Chef Position of the Prestigious CCA Corporation Based Out of Dallas Texas and Numerous Miami and Palm Beach Properties.


    Fredda, A Graduate of Northeast Louisiana University with A Bachelor of Science Degree in Institutional Management. Went On to Become an Award Winning Catering Specialist for Club Corporation of America Attaining Top Corporate Goals, Setting Industry Standards in Client Service and The Event Planning Process from Start to Finish! Fredda Worked at Premier Properties in Louisiana, Texas and Florida Including Miami, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.


    Craig and Fredda Came to Sarasota On Contract to Develop and Construct the Longboat Key Moorings- A Private Condo Style Marina (Restaurant, Ship Store, Moorings Condo Sales and Marina Amenities Such as Pool and Tennis Court) On Longboat Key Florida.


    Craig and Fredda Immediately Loved Sarasota and Began Looking for Personal Opportunities to Purchase and Develop. So…. When They Discovered Nellie’s …They Knew It Was the Right Fit! They Immediately Added Full Service Catering to the Existing Deli, & Market. In 2009 Year Craig and Fredda Moved Their Business to Its Current Location 15 South Beneva Road, Sarasota Florida.


    Craig and Fredda Are Proud to Still Offer Great Deli (Restaurant) Options…Knowing 90% Of Their Customers by Name! The Nellie’s Market Is Now the Go to Place for Delicious Fresh Dinners To Go and Mini Sweets to Tempt Any Palate! Their Parties to Go Business Abounds with Regular and Last Minute Orders. But Most Importantly, In A Very Competitive Market Nellie’s Full Service Catering Is Known for Fabulous Food and Service from Concept to Event Conclusion in Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice in Most Discerning Private Homes and Premier Area Sites.


    So Drop by and Get to Know…. Your Sarasota Landmark …Nellie’s Deli Market and Catering!