Community Cafe Guest Chef

IMG_0232 Community Cafe Students

Tonight from 5 – 7 pm, the Community Cafe will be serving dinner prepared by our very own Chef Sean Lehman and the Cafe’s Culinary Arts Program students. The menu is “Breakfast for Dinner” featuring a beef bacon hash with french green beans, caramelized onion, Bausch potatoes, raosted garlic aioli and poached eggs, a curry roasted cauliflower and carrot soup, organic country bread, and a fruit and yoghurt parfait. The beef is generously donated by Yellowstone Grassfed Beef, which makes it Montana grown, grass fed, and extra delicious!

The Community Cafe is Montana’s only “pay what you can” restaurant, serving the entire community affordably and well. It also has a culinary arts and workforce training program that helps aspiring chefs gain skills and experience vital for gaining employment in the restaurant industry.

Coffee bags = high fashion!

Who knew that these coffee bags…

de la paz labels

could become this!

Feed Crew at Junk 2 Funk

Check out this stunning dress, created with de la Paz Coffee bags! It won the the Eco Award at the Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show last night, a fundraiser for Engineers Without Borders! We couldn’t be prouder of our team, especially our baker Jaime on the far left who painstakingly handcrafted the dress. Turns out baking isn’t her only skill!

 

Field Trip to Amaltheia Organic Dairy

Goat Mama and Baby

Amaltheia Tractor

Baby goats

 

We recently had the pleasure of taking a staff field trip to Amaltheia Organic Dairy to get a tour and, most importantly, meet this year’s crop of baby goats!!!  Amaltheia provides the goat cheese we use at the restaurant, and in recent years has expanded their production to include pork and produce. It was fascinating to hear owner Melvyn Brown’s stories about farming, animals, and life, and to see how the goats are milked and where they grow up. We highly recommend a trip out there yourself, especially if you have kids who would enjoy meeting the goat kids!