About Oil & Vinegar Daytona Beach

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, works with independent farmers across the globe 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.