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 2022, 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.
Meet the Newest Member of the Cultivate Team, Chef Cindy Hamilton.
Cindy joins us after spending the last 10 years running the Golden Plate Award winning Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck, on Robson St. To this day it is still the number one Food Truck on the Vancouver Street Food App.
Born in London, Ontario, Cindy left her hometown at 17 in search of travel and adventure. After working her way through the Caribbean, the UK, and India she spend 10 years in China and South East Asia, learning new languages, cultures and culinary skills.
While in Beijing, she started and ran a film catering company for 10 years, serving Hollywood film crews all over China. She returned to Canada and continued working in the film industry, until the birth of her first child. Ready for a change, Cindy shifted to the food truck industry and Mom’s Grilled Cheese was born.
Cindy brings her passion and her legendary cooking skills to Cultivate, a project she believes in wholeheartedly. She looks forward to creating culinary creations and community.