Welcome to "From Kitchen to Cause", the community that inspires entrepreneurs to share their story, especially during this difficult time.
Entrepreneurs offer advice on how to build community. We also talk about issues facing entrepreneurs today, like challenges with rent and marketing.
Our host, Hilary Barr, is a food tech entrepreneur who found that aligning with a cause that matters to you keeps your team resilient.
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Birch Coffee: "We've always wanted people to meet and connect."
In today’s episode of “From Kitchen To Cause,” we speak with Jeremy Lyman, co-founder of Birch Coffee, about the changing nature of rent for coffee owners. Birch Coffee (birchcoffee.com) is on a mission to bring the true meaning of a coffee shop back. In a world overrun by smart phones and news feeds, Jeremy wanted a business where people came first. They’ve turned that dream into a success story, and have expanded to over 15 locations in New York City. Jeremy shares how Birch Coffee handled discussions and renegotiations with landlords during the pandemic.
Stone Soup: “Having a cause is reason enough to get up every day.”
In this episode of “From Kitchen To Cause”, we speak with Craig Gerard, the founder of Stone Soup in Portland, Oregon (stonesouppdx.com). Stone Soup is a nonprofit restaurant that trains people who are at risk of homelessness for careers in the food and hospitality industry. Stone Soup partnered with a network of 80+ social enterprises with a shared mission of providing job training to at risk populations. Craig shares how Stone Soup continues to support the Portland community during the pandemic, including partnering with the county to make about 9,000 meals a week for homeless shelters.
#prevent-homelessness #create-jobs #dignity
Rosebud Coffee: “If your cause is powerful it attracts amazing people.”
In today’s episode of “From Kitchen To Cause,” we speak with Dan Davidson, the founder of Rosebud Coffee in Pasadena, California (rosebudcoffee.com). Rosebud is empowering Pasadena’s at risk youth, one cup of coffee at a time. Dan shares how he built a community of #rosebuddies who support their cause. Dan also shares how Rosebud’s job training program and partnerships with local organizations contributed to reducing homelessness in Pasadena by 50%!
#conquer-homelessness #youth #adapt
Katora Coffee: "Put what you believe in out there through your business."
In today’s episode of “From Kitchen To Cause,” we have a conversation about running a socially conscious business with April and Christian Zammas. Their cafe, Katora Coffee, in Fredericksburg, Virginia offers a safe space supportive of addiction recovery, mental health, LGBTQ, the arts and music. (katoracoffee.com) We share this episode in honor of World Mental Health Day to show how large of an impact business owners like Christian and April have on building a supportive community!
Thank you to our producer Jackie Skevin for your assistance with this special episode!
#addiction-recovery #mentalhealth #lgbtq #arts #music
1951 Coffee: “It’s important to communicate to people how large their impact can be.”
In this episode of “From Kitchen To Cause”, we speak with Doug Hewitt, co-founder of 1951 Coffee in Berkeley, California (1951coffee.com). 1951 Coffee is a non-profit specialty coffee organization that promotes the well-being of the refugee community in the United States. They do this by providing job training and employment to refugees, asylees, and special immigrant visa holders. The 1951 Barista Training Program prepares over 100 refugees per year for successful jobs in the coffee industry. 1951 Coffee also educates the surrounding community about refugee life and issues.
Sip Of Hope: “One hundred percent of our proceeds support our cause.”
In this episode of “From Kitchen To Cause,” we speak with Jonny Boucher, the founder of Hope For The Day and Sip of Hope Coffee in Chicago, IL (https://sipofhope.com/). Sip of Hope is the world’s first coffee shop where 100% of the proceeds support proactive suicide prevention and mental health education. Jonny shares how Sip of Hope breaks the stigma with education programs and digital tools. Their goal is to educate 20,000 people in 2020. Jonny also shares how Sip of Hope creates a space where it is ok not to be ok.
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These podcasts are going to inspire a whole new generation of enterpronours making magics in the kitchen and change in their communities. Well done!