Welcome to the CultivATE Food Truck, a non profit social enterprise for ElevATE Society, (elevatesociety.ca).
(NEWS) We are so excited to announce that ElevATE Society has just received registered Canadian Charity Status!
This is not just your average food truck. The Cultivate truck is a vehicle for community building and social investment. Oh yeah, and we make some amazing, scratch-made and locally sourced food!
All of ElevATE Society’s projects will have two primary goals. First, all profits will go to registered local charities and foundations. And second, once each project is up and running, we will look to train and hire people with barriers to employment and pay them a better than living wage. We’re trying to cultivate human potential through culinary enterprise.
The CultivATE Food Truck will be heading to local hospitals and businesses around the lower mainland. Be sure to follow us to find out where we’ll be next.
And don’t forget to think of us for your next big event! We’re ready to cater weddings, parties and fund-raisers. When you book us for a catering gig, all profits will go to a local, registered charity of your choice!!
MEET THE TEAM
Welcome to the CultivATE Family
As we prepare to roll into 2023, we have an exciting announcement! We would like to welcome Chef Ken Laci to the CultivATE Food truck leadership.
Born and raised in Vancouver. Member of Vancouver's first Italian restaurant family. Started career at Hotel Georgia before traveling to London England to apprentice under famed Chef Anton Mosimann at the Dorchester Hotel. Returning home to begin work at the Cannery Seafood Restaurant. Becoming Executive Chef at the age of 24. Almost 20 years as Corporate Chef for Kanke Group which included Joe Fortes, Mulvaney's and the Fish House. Created a new company Unique Restaurants Inc. With restaurants and brew pubs in La Jolla Prince George, Calgary and Vancouver. Purchased Papi's Ristorante Italiano in Steveston. Named top restaurant in Richmond ten consecutive years.
We can't wait to try the new menu he's preparing for the food truck and are so excited to have Ken as our Chef and mentor going forward.
Born in Montreal, Tabitha is a Mohawk (Haudenosaunee) woman living on the West Coast for over 30 years. She has adopted this land as her home and thus the people. Tabitha has spent the last 16 years in Nonprofit primarily supporting those who need to access resources and support to reach their goals and safety. With a background in education, Tabitha’s primary focus has been to dedicate time to social enterprise and establish a curriculum that supports training and development to create innovative opportunities.
She has spent years running her own catering business and café on Kingsway and is excited to develop training and pre-employment programming. Food Security and creating opportunities for people with barriers to employment will guide the vision of her work.