At the Orion Awards on January 31st, ShareKitchen won the award for Non-Profit of the Year. The Orion Awards is an annual gathering of the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce. The award is in recognition of ShareKitchen’s efforts having helped start over two dozen new businesses here in the Coachella Valley over the last fifteen months and for proactively working to get the food truck ban lifted in Riverside County.
Senior Meteorologist and host of “Eye on the Desert” for CBS Local 2, Patrick Evans, was the Master of Ceremony for the event. Patrick is also a ShareKitchen client having taken family recipes for Italian Sausages and creating his signature brand of Fulvio’s Homemade Italian Sausages. Available for less than a month, his product can already be found at more than one dozen local restaurants as well as the Real Italian Deli on Portola Avenue in Palm Desert.
Looking for more SK clients? CV BBQ, is very active catering events around town and can be found Thursday nights at the Palm Springs Villagefest. Sylvia Garza’s Que Mami Organics sells her handmade Red Enchilada, Tomatillo, Roasted Tomato and Mole Sauces at the Certified Farmers’ Markets in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and La Quinta each week and Harvest Health Foods in Palm Desert.
New on the scene, South Texas BBQ can be found at the Cathedral City Farmer’s Market each Sunday and Just So Sweet, sweet treats and gourmet popcorns, is at the Open Air Market at the Spa Resort Casino each Saturday in Palm Springs.
Lori Cohen-Sanford of Nourishfoods regularly teaches classes at the Savory Spice Shop on El Paseo and serves as guest chef for the Certified Farmers’ Markets.
For more information on any of these clients and our many others or if you know of someone who would like help in starting or building their business, visit ShareKitchen.org.