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Restaurateur Interview Series: Kelly and Erinn from Kindfood

Kindfood Gluten-free and Vegan Organic Bakery & Cafe 399 John Street (at Lakeshore) Burlington, Ontario L7R 2K3 905-637-2700 Owner: Kelly Childs: Co-Proprietor and Head Baker & Chef Co- Founders: Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie (daughter) Is this your first restaurant? Yes, it’s quite an eye-opener, but my husband Ken has been in the business his whole life, so I get a lot of coaching, inspiration and support. What have been your greatest professional success…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Ann Gentry of Real Food Daily

Restaurant: Real Food Daily 414 N La Cienega Blvd (at Oakwood) West Hollywood, California 90048 514 Santa Monica Blvd (at 5th St) Santa Monica, California 90401 Owner: Ann Gentry Is this your first restaurant? Yes What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Its one and the same. In January 1994, only seven months after opening my first restaurant, first business, a serious earthquake struck Los Angeles. While nobody at RFD…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Deirdre and Tony of Cornucopia

Restaurant: Cornucopia Wholefood Vegetarian Restaurant 19 Wicklow Street Dublin, Ireland Owners: Deirdre McCafferty: Proprietor Tony Keogh: Head Chef Deirdre: Is this your first restaurant? Yes What have been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Our greatest professional success has been being open here on Wicklow Street, Dublin for 25 years – we are celebrating our 25th birthday this year. It is also the fact that we succeeded in acquiring the…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Owners of The Naked Sprout

  Restaurant: The Naked Sprout 4040 Palladium Way Unit 11 Burlington, Ontario L7M 0C2 905-319-2293 Owners: Clayton Smith, Shanine Dennill and Peter Niculescu Is this your first restaurant? No If not was the previous one vegetarian/vegan? Yes. What made you decide to open a vegetarian/vegan restaurant? We have a co-located yoga studio and our vision was to share the joy and health benefits of yoga and healthy eating with as many people…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Peggy of Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Restaurant: Lovin’ Spoonfuls 2990 N Campbell Ave Ste 120 (at Blacklidge) Tucson, Arizona 85719 520-325-7766 Owner: Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Raisglid Is this your first restaurant? Yes What made you decide to open a vegetarian/vegan restaurant? I have a Ph. D. in chemistry and a BS in Chemical Engineering. I spent most of my professional life working as a chemist and engineer. I became a vegan in August of 1989, and have been…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Julie at Dandelion Communitea Cafe

  Restaurant: Dandelion Communitea Cafe 618 N Thornton Ave (at downtown) Orlando, Florida 32803 Owner or Chef’s Name: Julie Norris (her blog) Is this your first restaurant? Yes What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Our greatest success has been from the relationships that have formed over the years with our patrons. We were an instant institution within the first year of opening and have be so grateful…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: T.K. at Veggie Grill

Restaurant: The Veggie Grill Many locations across Southern California Owner: T.K. Pillan, Co-Founder Is this your first restaurant? Yes, Veggie Grill was my first restaurant, but we’ve now opened seven. If no, what made you decide to open a vegetarian/vegan restaurant? I’ll answer this anyways. We started The Veggie Grill because we had a personal passion for (1) the need for delicious, wholesome, convenient food and (2) the opportunity to show people how…

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