ShareKitchen served up a unique dining experience to great success at the recently held Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week. The Valley’s only participating pop-up restaurant saw sell-out crowds at each of the 13 nights of dinner service.
“We couldn’t have been so successful without the support of the entire community,” said Angela Janus, Executive Director of ShareKitchen. “We would like to thank everyone who contributed.”
ShareKitchen clients and vendors came together to create a farm to table menu including ShareKitchen’s kitchen team Chef Victor Aguilar and Christina Vera; Sean Smith, David Heil, and Yvette Smith from Coachella Valley BBQ Co.; Lori Cohen-Sanford of Nourishfoods, and Kalayra Angelyys of The Food Angel; Melinda Vida of GardenLife Wellness; and Sylvia Garza founder of Que’ Mami Organics; The Certified Farmers’ Market Farmers; Michael Fietsam and Dave Horgen of PS Underground; Volunteers Sarena, Jodi and Sasha; Patty Malone; Youngs Market and Charles Smith Winery; Jerid Seeba at US Foods, Tricia Cassella of LA Specialty and our ShareKitchen Advisory Board.
We would also like to recognize the community support from the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center; Lynn Mallotto of Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce; Cathedral City Mayor Kathy De Rosa; Bonnie from Cello’s; Scott Robertson of New Leaf Catering; Jennifer Johnson of Jennifer’s Kitchen, Art and AJ’s on the Green; Mood Wines, Dan George at Canyon Pacific Insurance; La Quinta Arts Foundation; Rabobank; CV Brewery; Palm Springs Sun Up Rotary; Indian Wells Rotary; Bruce Feagle and Jeff Pluth.
Special thanks to Restaurant Week staff and promoters Kim and Michael Crandall, Wagstaff Worldwide; Kristy Kneiding of K2 Marketing Solutions; and the local media: Coachella Valley Weekly’s Tracy Dietlin and Phillip Lacombe; The Desert Sun’s Lynn Lieu and Pam Bieri; KMIR-TV; R&R Broadcasting; CBS Local 2’s Joshua Jenkins and Patrick Evans.
ShareKitchen is a non-profit organization built on the simple philosophy of sharing. For more information visit www.ShareKitchen.org or call 760.459.4259.