It’s always good to give back to the community you live in. This is one thing that Ron lives by and strives to do as best he can, personally and as a business owner.
One of the charities that Ron supports is City Harvest (he sits on their Chef’s Council). They are a wonderful institution that that rescues food from various businesses, restaurants and bakeries in New York City and re-distributes to nearly 600 community programs. They rescue almost 77,000 pounds of food each day and help to feed over 300,000 people each week. (for some fast facts about the organization http://www.cityharvest.org/media/pdf/FastFacts.pdf)
So how do we help out City Harvest? We sometimes get clients who get much more cake than they need. As a suggestion, Ron asks if they would like to donate the remaining uncut tiers of cake to City Harvest. (The client gets the wedding cake of their dreams and a tax donation!) It makes us feel really good that our clients want to help and they can do a bit of a “good deed” for their wedding. We also donate tastings to two of their big fundraisers each year. We promote them through our social media outlets and even one of Ron’s press photos is of him sitting in a City Harvest Truck.
Even if you can’t help out financially, there are lots of little ways to help out a supported cause close to your heart. Volunteer, post something on your Facebook page, donate an auction item or donate your services. Organizations like City Harvest have many ways for people to help out. So pick a worthy cause and give back, don’t just do it because it’s the “right” thing to do, but do it because it feels good.
So last night Ron, our head chef Jeffrey, our intern Emma and myself volunteered for City Harvest’s Summer in the City Event. It’s a great big tasting event with lots of food and drink from generous restaurants that donate their time and food and beverage as well. It’s a great event and we always have a lot of fun and it’s for a very worthy cause…