Many times customers ask, “Where do you chef from?”. I must admit that every time someone asks, I smile inside. I think that the answer is one of the “coolest” things about us, yet it is almost like our hidden secret. The truth is, we are completely spoiled! We chef from an absolutely beautiful 2,000 square foot culinary suite in the BEGIN New Venture Center at St. Patrick Center downtown. Yes, THAT St. Patrick Center. The one whose entire mission is to support people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in their journey towards creating amazing lives.
God has a wonderful way of planting the right seeds
Being at the St. Patrick Center is a special part of our business. I spent 14 years in non-profit organizations supporting individuals with acquired or congenital disabilities and individuals from impoverished or transitional backgrounds. When I started Feed Your Vitality, I wanted to be sure that we were reaching people from every community. That every person out there could be offered the ability (and access) to understand how to support vitality through healthy foods. So the opportunity to work at the St. Patrick Center was a natural fit for our mission:
It is our intention to make a positive difference in the vitality of our community.
We demonstrate this intention through the foods we serve,
the people we hire, and the partnerships we form
By partnering with Jan DeYoung, the Director of the BEGIN New Venture Center at St. Patrick Center, magic happened. Together we started building a community of doctors, community members, businesses, and organizations that shared our vision for transforming the health of our communities. We hired from St. Patrick Center’s culinary training program, began offering classes on anti-inflammatory lifestyles and served thousands of delicious meals. Today we are blessed to have a staff of nine individuals committed to the health and well being of our communities. As we continue to expand our vision, we invite you to join us in our mission of transformation. Please invite someone you know to be a part of this movement. Share our blog, like us on facebook, tweet about it post a paleo/ anti-inflammatory recipe, tell someone you care about their health, spend time in a community garden, learn more about reducing inflammation. We sincerely hope you are inspired to join us.