Midge Trubey

Entrepreneur and Author

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Hunting down BBQ for The Commodores, four-figure daily grocery trips, Spring Break concerts on the beaches of Florida? It's all in a normal day's work for Midge Trubey. When she started her catering business The Personal Touch in 1977, little did she know that her idea would blossom into feeding some of the biggest music stars of the 70s and 80s. Buckle up and join her or a rollicking 30+ years of life on the road and discover the food, the tours, and the surprises that put her at the top of her game and try your hand at some of the mouth-watering recipes that kept countless world-famous bands coming back for more.

About Midge

Midge Trubey is a Florida-based entrepreneur and business owner with over 30 years in the hospitality industry. In 1977 she founded The Personal Touch, a catering company that grew to include a flower shop, banquet halls, school lunch program, and nationwide corporate and convention coordinating services. She's been recognized by multiple organizations as a finalist for the Small Businessperson of the Year, and her company has been awarded several times as a favorite service throughout the Tampa Bay area. She's also been featured on national news shows, newspapers, and leading trade publications. In 2007 she retired, and now happily resides in St. Petersburg, her hometown since birth.

Midge's Accolades

Awards

  • Finalist, Small Business Person of the Year, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, 1990

  • Best Caterer in Tampa Bay Area, Tampa Bay Magazine, 1990

  • Best Banquet Facility in Tampa Bay Area, Tampa Bay Magazine, 1991, 1992, 1994

  • Best Florist in Tampa Bay Area, Creative Loafing Newspaper, 1992

  • Best Wedding Consultant, Tampa Bay Magazine, 1995

Memberships

  • Junior League of St. Petersburg, 1971-present

  • Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, 1968- present

  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, 1977-2007

  • Florida Restaurant Association Chapter VIII

  • Board of Directors of Easter Seals of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, 1992 & 1993

  • Treasurer, Florida Restaurant Association Chapter VIII, 1994