Five Star Food Service Grows Partnership With Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Five Star Food Service presented a gift of nearly $13,000 to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, the company’s largest contribution to the organization to date. For the past four years Five Star has partnered with the Community Kitchen on its quest to feed and serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of the homeless and less fortunate in Chattanooga.

Each year the employees of Five Star Food Service come together for an annual company meeting, tradeshow, and special dinner event. As a part of the festivities, employees and their guests take part in a live and silent auction with all proceeds going to the Community Kitchen. This year’s event featured over 70 auction items including a Gibson Les Paul Guitar which helped produce a total donation amount more than 50% larger than the previous record total.

“We are truly grateful to the incredible team at Five Star,” said Executive Director Jens Christensen. “Through their support, we have been able to feed hundreds of homeless men, women and children while also helping with housing, employment and so much more. We value their partnership and truly appreciate all they continue to do."

According to President and CEO Alan Recher, Five Star has every intention of continuing this growing partnership. “We believe the Chattanooga Community Kitchen is an incredible catalyst for helping fellow Chattanooga residents get back on their feet. They have a great vision for the future and we intend to be involved with their mission in the years to come.”

To date, Five Star has contributed over $30,000 to the Community Kitchen from proceeds of their annual events.

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen is a freestanding social service agency focused on meeting needs with a primary goal is to lessen the poverty and despair among the homeless in the city of Chattanooga and to restore dignity and self-reliance to those we serve. For more information visit www.homelesschattanooga.org

Five Star Food Service is one of the largest full-line vending, micro-market, coffee service, catering, and dining providers in the Southeast servicing the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.  



Harvest Dinner Benefits Land Trust For Tennessee Nov. 9

The FEED Co. Table & Tavern is hosting a Harvest Dinner benefiting The Land Trust for Tennessee. It will be held Thursday, Nov. 9.  The evening will feature a dinner and drink pairing served in The FEED Co.'s new event space in Chattanooga's Southside starting at 6 p.m. and will highlight recent conservation successes.  Seats are limited and advanced tickets ... (click for more)

New Chattanooga Eateries Include Mayan Kitchen, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Hana Steak and Sushi

Five restaurants were approved for selling beer at a City Beer Board meeting Thursday.Mayan Kitchen, owned by Lee Epstein who also owns City Café, will be a Latin restaurant serving Central and South American food. No violations have occurred at his other restaurants because servers are required to check the IDs of every customer before selling them alcohol, which will also be done ... (click for more)

Hixson Burglary Suspect Tries To Swim Away; Deputies Catch Him In Borrowed Boat

A Hixson burglary suspect on Wednesday tried to swim away from deputies, but to no avail.   The proprietor of Chattanooga Fish and Fun was notified when his camera system was triggered by an individual attempting to break into his business. The owner immediately contacted the Sheriff's Office and drove to the business location.   As deputies arrived on scene, ... (click for more)

5 Disinherited Adopted Children Of Dr. J. Don Brock May Share In Rich Estate After All

Five disinherited adopted children of the late Chattanooga businessman J. Don Brock may share in his large estate after all. After losing at the trial court and appeals court level, the plaintiffs won a victory at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Cornelia Clark ruled in favor of the adopted children and remanded the case to the trial court for settlement of the estate. ... (click for more)

Stormwater Fiasco And East Ridge Camping

When did the Chattanooga City Council get replaced by members of the East Ridge City Council? I don't recall a time in Chattanooga where they've voted to shoot the city in the foot more than they have lately.  If this goes through despite the environmental impact warnings and then Camp Jordan has increased flooding after spending millions on sports ball fields, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Chicken Gun

On the very day when more poultry is consumed in the United States than at any other time in the year, fun-loving Wendell Burns shared a wonderful story about “The Chicken Gun.” What makes the tale even better is that it was designed and built to perfection by the folks at the Arnold Air Force Base that you know is near Tullahoma, Tn. Wendell’s mistake in sending the story is ... (click for more)