Long time, no see

Greetings from The Green Kitchen!

So if you are reading this, welcome back. It’s been 4 months since my last blog and what a ride it has been!! The universe truly delivered these last few months, hence my absence.

Some of you know I had been looking at a space in the west end from which to create The Green Kitchen. This process started over a year ago. As time wore on, the cost for renovating was staggering. But the universe had my back!

In March this year, I received word of a commercial kitchen in Churchill and decided to check it out. Turns out, it was a space I had looked at 18+ months prior, but the timing wasn’t right then.

Always being a believer in trusting your instincts, this time was no exception. I was thrilled to recognize a second opportunity was knocking on my door and I seized it!

Fast forward 4 months and we are in our new location – an 11-year old dream has finally come true.

We continue to offer specialized meal service, catering and cooking instruction and can now add private dining to our list of services. With intimate seating of 16, your event will stand out! Come check us out and be sure to book your holiday party early!

The Green Kitchen is at 314 N. 25th St., in Churchill and we can’t wait to see you there! Call 804-687-7099 or email us at cheftammy@greenkitchenrichmond.com

Long time, no see….

Greetings from The Green Kitchen!

 

So if you are reading this, welcome back. It’s been 4 months since my last blog and what a ride it has been!! The universe truly delivered these last few months, hence my absence.

 

Some of you know I had been looking at a space in the west end from which to create The Green Kitchen. This process started over a year ago. As time wore on, the cost for renovating was staggering. But the universe had my back!

 

In March this year, I received word of a commercial kitchen in Churchill and decided to check it out. Turns out, it was a space I had looked at 18+ months prior, but the timing wasn’t right then.

 

Always being a believer in trusting your instincts, this time was no exception. I was thrilled to recognize a second opportunity was knocking on my door and I seized it!

 

Fast forward 4 months and we are in our new location – an 11-year old dream has finally come true.

 

We continue to offer specialized meal service, catering and cooking instruction and can now add private dining to our list of services. With intimate seating of 16, your event will stand out! Come check us out and be sure to book your holiday party early!

 

The Green Kitchen is at 314 N. 25th St., in Churchill and we can’t wait to see you there! Call 804-687-7099 or email us at cheftammy@greenkitchenrichmond.com

 

 

Our Great City!

Greetings from The Green Kitchen!

This weekend marked the third time I have participated in ZestFest, the annual fundraiser for FeedMore. Many of you know this is my “pet” charity. FeedMore provides countless meals to many in need in our great city. The idea of anyone going hungry truly resonates with most chefs.

And our city’s own Jason Alley of Comfort and Pasture has really stepped up to address this issue with his most recent announcement. Comfort will begin donating 100% of its profits to FeedMore!

https://www.richmond.com/food-drink/restaurant-news/comfort-restaurant-to-begin-donating-of-its-profits-to-help/article_307411aa-ae0d-5163-9bd9-876f66bd9c0e.html

How amazing is that?!

As chefs, we learn early on to let nothing go to waste. We utilize every part of every ingredient, both vegetables and animal proteins. We see the value of what we have and honor it.

I, for one, couldn’t be more proud of what Jason and his team are doing! Join me in thanking him by going to eat at Comfort and helping to feed our hungry population.

cheftammy@greenkitchenrichmond.com
Or 804-687-7099. And check out www.greenkitchenrichmond.com for some great testimonials.

Thank you Universe!

Happy Thursday from The Green Kitchen!

What beautiful weather these last 2 days! Hopefully you were able to take advantage of it and enjoy some time outdoors. After being stuck inside in this horribly cold winter, it was a treat for me.

So as my Thursday begins, I am reflecting on these last couple of days and realizing how fortunate I am. Whether or not you are religious or spiritual doesn’t matter. There are many in this world, and even in our own families and neighborhoods, that have it worse.

A dear friend was recently diagnosed with a certain Stage 4 cancer, and when I asked how I could help her with being ill, she stated “I am not ill. I am inconvenienced.” That has resonated. She is one of the most caring and giving individuals I have ever known. Full of spunk and life, she doesn’t deserve the hand that life has recently dealt. And yet she continues to persevere with her life, businesses and grandchildren while considering this an “inconvenience”.

So I won’t fuss about the lack of good customer service I recently experienced at a local grocery store, or the fact that carelessness caused me to fall yesterday and bang up my knees. I won’t fuss about my high utility bill because of this cold winter. Nope.

Today I say “thank you Universe for having my back”! And thank you Sylvia for teaching me that mantra. And thank you for my children and for my family and friends. Thank you for the successful business I am enjoying.

And hopefully you aren’t suffering from cancer or an illness that has “inconvenienced” you, but if you are, The Green Kitchen would love to help you with those issues. We deliver healthy and delicious ready–meals that you only have to answer the door and receive. Reach out and let us see if we can work together.

cheftammy@greenkitchenrichmond.com
Or 804-687-7099. And check out www.greenkitchenrichmond.com for some great testimonials.

Happy Thursday!

Happy Thursday from The Green Kitchen!

Wow, four back-to-back days of cooking and I think I’ll take myself out for lunch. Oh wait, I have some fabulous leftovers in the frig. Do you choose to eat out for convenience? Shouldn’t eating out be a real treat? A restaurant that makes the best ___________? A special occasion or reason to celebrate? Isn’t that how it used to be?

I think I am a fairly decent cook, else I wouldn’t have chosen to be a chef as a career. So when I am out and about and tempted to stop for fast food or something convenient, I first think about what is in my frig at home. 9 times out of 10, there is something there not only more delicious than fast food, but certainly more healthy.

It always comes down to choices. What tastes better? What’s healthier?

Choosing to eat healthier should be a no-brainer. And here at The Green Kitchen, we can help you with that.

This is just a sampling of what my clients have in their refrigerators this week: Chicken Cacciatore over Fresh Spinach and Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Pomegranate Turkey with Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Chicken and Arugula Quesadillas, Oven-Roasted Salmon with Butternut Squash Puree and Grilled Asparagus, Local Cerdito Sausage with Grilled Carrots and Steamed Peas, Grilled Boneless Pork Chops with Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup with Salad.

Why not let The Green Kitchen help you with those choices? Give us a call. We’d love to help.

cheftammy@greenkitchenrichmond.com
Or 804-687-7099. And check out www.greenkitchenrichmond.com for some great testimonials.