Interview by Tiffany Evers // Photos by Kelsey Walters
Oil & Vinegar Daytona Beach is a locally-owned and operated interactive gourmet specialty shop. Packed with international flair, flavor, and passion, Oil & Vinegar Daytona Beach provides guests with an experience like no other.
Oil & Vinegar is the absolute olive oil and vinegar authority. The company, founded in 1999, has its own olive yards and develops its own blends and recipes. Oil & Vinegar has over 100 stores around the world. In addition to 50+ on-tap oils and vinegars, you will find a unique assortment of pastas, sauces, dressings, spices, rubs, yummy ingredients to make easy appetizers, tapenades, spreads, etc. Everything is crafted with pure ingredients and genuine passion.
PASSIONATE ABOUT TASTE
Owner Melinda Dawson is a native Floridian who grew up in Ormond Beach. She received her BA in Music with a concentration in Business Administration from Furman University and her MBA from the University of Central Florida.
Besides being a Senior Vice President of Finance at Sentrics, Melinda is actively involved in the Daytona Beach, Florida, community. She has served or is serving on several local boards including AdventHealth Daytona Beach, American Cancer Society ECCU, Embassy of Hope, Ho Ho Ho Girls, Hoops & Heels, Junior League of Daytona Beach, Margarita Ball Society of Volusia County, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre, Volusia Manufacturing Association and Women United.
Melinda was awarded the 2017 Private-Sector Woman in Business by the Volusia-Flagler Business Report’s Influential Women in Business and was nominated as an Association of Fundraising Professionals “Agency Champion” by the Museum of Arts and Sciences. She was also honored with the Marvin Samuels Leadership Award by the Leadership Daytona Alumni Council for “continued service and making a real difference in the community.” In her spare time, Melinda enjoys traveling, reading, golf and spending time with friends.
Your search for a gift that “wows” is over! Oil and Vinegar Daytona Beach’s extensive range of products from several international regions makes it easy to design unique, tailored gifts for your corporate or multiple gift-giving needs. Choose and combine our food and non-food products of wonderful flavors and styles. These selections can be combined with exclusive dishware, serving platters and olive bowls for endless options.
Oil & Vinegar Daytona Beach is committed to supporting the community in which we work and live. They strive to be a responsible corporate citizen and make a difference in the community they serve. Donation requests for non-profit organizations will be considered after filling out the appropriate forms online. The donation recipient must be a 501(c)3 organization, located in Volusia county and requested a minimum of 60 days before needed.
They have so many products available for purchase online. They would love for you to browse their products from the “Shop” tab on their website.
Whether you’re having an intimate dinner party, bridal or baby shower, corporate training, board meeting, game night, or another special event in Daytona Beach, they have a space for you. Their Intermissions room (pictured below) can be configured multiple different ways and offers guests:
Capacity Seated: 12 • Capacity Social: 20
Total Sq Footage: 216 FT
Amenities: Private Room, WiFi, Smart TV, Whiteboard, Handicap Accessible
There is no rental fee for use of the room. Instead, pricing is based on a minimum spend (food/non-alcoholic beverages, beer/wine, product, or gift card).
Oil and Vinegar Daytona Beach
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Photos by Kelsey Walters, Property of East Coast Current