Get the Scoop on Dough Nation!

The idea of bringing edible cookie dough to downtown Tampa started with a small booth at the Gasparilla Music Festival. We handed out samples of our cookie dough flavors and before we knew it we had people lined up for more. That day inspired us to think what else we can do with cookie dough. How can it be a part of our social enterprise model.

Chef Cliff Barsi is behind the Dough Nation cafe social enterprise concept, where it serves as a training platform for the students of the Metropolitan Ministries culinary arts program. Several graduates of this program now work at the best restaurants in Tampa Bay.

Flavor is everything and Chef Cliff has created the perfect concoction with just the right ingredient.  You will find at Dough Nation classic favorites like chocolate chips, dark chocolate, and interesting ones like s’mores, sweet & salty caramel and more. And it tastes amazing, according to Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, WFLA News Channel 8 and several other local publications.

Cookie dough lovers you can enjoy your favorite flavors at the cafe or in the comfort of your home with our pint size take outs. When you are tired eating it raw you can even bake it.

Dough Nation is owned and operated by Metropolitan Ministries. All proceeds from your purchases from Dough Nations goes directly to feed the hungry in Tampa Bay. Dough Nation is the trendy dessert doing good for the community.


That’s the scoop on how Dough Nation landed in downtown Tampa.