Brandy Buckner: The Heart and Soul of Vero’s Culinary and Business Scene

Brandy Buckner is a true powerhouse in Indian River County, rocking the local food and business world. She’s the brains behind The Crab Stop Seafood Bar & Grill in both Vero Beach and Sebastian, turning them into must-visit spots. But that’s just the start of her story.

Then comes Sweet Desires Espresso Bar. Picture this: Brandy’s planning a dessert lounge and bam! She falls head over heels for the coffee world. This isn’t just another coffee shop; it’s her love letter to entrepreneurship and coffee, mixed into one. Brandy is also gearing up to open Sweet Desires Dessert Lounge. It’s not just a new spot in town; it’s like the grand finale of her business adventures, celebrating every twist and turn she’s faced.

I’m a Rotarian Outside of her professional endeavors, Brandy is actively involved in her community. She serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Helping Hands Program of South County, a non-profit organization. She has also participated in various programs to enhance her business acumen and network, including the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class in 2019, the IGNITE 360 Business Mentoring Program in 2020, and weVenture’s CEO Peer Group in 2023.

Family and furry friends are her jam too. She’s a dedicated wife and mom, and she chills out with her Cane Corso Mastiffs, Bucky and Kalea. They’re her gentle giants in the midst of all the hustle.

To sum it up, Brandy Buckner is not just a business whiz; she’s a force to be reckoned with. From her family life to her coffee dreams, she turns every challenge into a win. Swing by Sweet Desires and see for yourself. Brandy’s not just making moves; she’s making history.

Tiffany Bent