Katie Kelly, Owner of Anchor Toffee

March 2022


When Katie Kelly and her husband were blessed with a daughter, the idea to open a family business focusing on artisan candy was serendipitous. Getting their start at Hope & Main, Anchor Toffee blossomed into its own Newport shop, earning them recognition from Yankee Magazine, The Boston Globe, Rhode Island Monthly, and Edible Rhody. Now, lots of hard work and happy customers later, they’ve grown into a second location with a kitchen and retail space in Providence. Bringing a passion for food fostered at Johnson & Wales and a talent for customer service, Katie wears many hats, from creating a personalized retail experience to packaging boxes of sweets with a wax seal and perfectly tied bow. Having always wanted to own her own business, Katie notes that Anchor Toffee is like a “second child,” which she has nurtured and grown to offer only the best. “I love that we built Anchor Toffee from just a few products at farmers markets into a growing regional candy brand in the Northeast, with aspirations to go national in the future.”

10 Sims Avenue, Suite 112, Providence •  439-1517


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