Drop-Off ~ Buffet ~ Lunchbox
Food Bridge partners with immigrant-owned catering businesses looking to expand. Food Bridge assists with marketing, coordinates the sale, confirms order details, and manages payment. This allows the chef to focus on doing what they love most: sharing their culture by cooking authentic food. The customer enjoys the convenience of having one point person and multiple choices for food around the world. We plan to welcome more chefs to our team in summer, but in the meantime enjoy authentic Ethiopian and Peruvian cuisine!
Catering with Food Bridge is one of the best ways to support our chefs, because it is relatively low-risk and low-overhead chefs get to enjoy a pre-sale of their food, thus risking less food waste. This acts as a great incubator for chefs that want to gain experience and capital and one day own a food truck or restaurant. Thank you for supporting Denver's immigrant-owned food businesses. They could be the next hot food truck!
Catering Menu Coming Soon
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MORE CHEFS JOINING SOON
Food Bridge is preparing to start it's first official cohort of chefs this Fall. We will be working with 4 new chefs that will participate in our 1-yr catering incubator program. Each quarter focuses on a different set of skills, giving participants a chance to learn gradually and learn in a real-life setting. Stay posted by signing up for our newsletter or checking in on the website so you can be the first to know about our new team of chefs and their menu offerings.
1st Quarter: Decide and design menu. Determine food costs and pricing structure. Get coaching on portioning and efficiency in the kitchen.
2nd Quarter: Start to see the behind the scenes of sales management, including accommodating budgets, requests, and negotiations.
3rd Quarter: Bookkeeping and Invoicing training, including managing client information, payment methods and sales tax.
4th Quarter: Social Media and Marketing techniques to ensure they can carry their customer base with them after the program!
Meet Chef Nelly
Nelly, an immigrant from Peru and Chile, came to Denver with her family several years ago. She takes her food very seriously and has worked with a combination of passed-down recipes and culinary training to craft the best Empanadas and Alfajores (Peruvian cookies) in town. Dolce Nelly is a family business in the making, her son helps her with marketing, her husband helps set up at events, and she does the most important part: the cooking! She also offers classic Peruvian dishes like Arroz con Pollo and Papas a la Huancaina.