Julia's Kitchen

Nourish your body, feed your soul.

Menu link September 30, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 2:53 am

Hello! I forgot to link the menu to my original email…for future, you can always go to juliaskitchen.co and click weekly menu-preorder if you don’t have access to a link. You can also use the link on previous email…here you go: MENU

Have a nice weekend, Julia

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Menu for Pick up Wednesday Oct 3rd 4-7 and Thursday Oct 4th noon-3; plus leftovers and news on jar deposits…and salt! September 29, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 5:23 pm

Good morning friends, and happy Friday!

The menu for this coming week can be viewed here. Please have orders in by Sunday at 10pm for pick up Wednesday 4-7 and Thursday noon-3.

A note on salt: if you order soup, you will very likely need to salt to taste at the table. The taste of salt dulls over time, so the taste of the salt I add when I make a soup diminish over time, but of course the sodium will remain. It just makes sense to salt at the table and to taste.

Please return jars before October 6th to get deposits back. I will be changing the way I do jar deposits so I can better track jars and hopefully get them back in a little more timely way i order to continue to support the zero waste mission. They must be jars from Julia’s Kitchen and must be intact with undamaged lids. Please do not bring lids with stickers from other businesses, as I cannot use them. If you need to arrange a different time/location, please let me know and I’m sure we can easily arrange it.

There are leftovers from this week – sloppy joe, kitchari, quiche, cashew yogurt, cream cheese,raita, mini focaccia, and a few other things. Please let me know if you are interested…

I hope you have a fabulous Fall weekend! Be well and enjoy it, Julia

 

 

Order reminder – pick up Wednesday 4-7 and Thursday noon-3pm September 24, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 9:34 pm

Good afternoon!

This is a friendly reminder that orders for this week are due by 10pm tonight. Please view the menu here. Note that pick up times for this week are:

  • Wednesday 4pm-7pm
  • Thursday noon-3pm

If you need to pick up outside those hours, please arrange with me in advance.

I’ve had a lot of really great feedback and discussion about this business opportunity, and am still open to more interested parties. Please click here to learn more.

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon and evening and have a great week!

 

Menu for next week; back to Wednesday 4-7 and Thursday noon-3 pick up September 22, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 10:35 pm

Good afternoon! I hope you have had a fabulous week. The menu for next week is posted here: https://juliaskitchen.co/ sorry I can't connect the link as I'm posting from my phone. You'll find the menu by clicking on weekly menu-preorder.

Please email orders to juliahellerman@gmail.com by Sunday at 10pm.

The pick up times are back to 2 days: Wednesday 4-7 and Thursday noon-3. If you need to pick up early or outside scheduled pick up hours, please arrange with me in advance.

Kitchari is on the menu this week and will be again next week due to special orders; good time for a kitchari cleanse!

I'm still looking for and talking to potential partners. If you or someone you know is interested, you can find the info here: https://juliaskitchen.co/current-job-openings/

Enjoy your weekend! Julia

 

Reminder-Order due by 10pm tonight! September 17, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 11:46 pm

Hey y'all! Just a friendly reminder that orders are due at 10pm. Please find the menu at http://www.juliaskitchen.co and email orders to juliahellerman@gmail.com

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon!

 

Menu for next week; order by Sunday 10pm, pick up WEDNESDAY 1P-7P; plus the future of JK September 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 3:57 pm

Good morning! It's finally feeling a bit like Fall. Yay! Fall is the very best harvest time in Colorado…

The menu for next week is posted and you can view it here. Please note that orders are due by Sunday at 10pm and pick up has been consolidated to one day – Wednesday 1pm-7pm. People were mostly picking up on Wednesday and many times were coming early, hence the change. It's helpful to me if you get your orders in sooner than later, so I can better plan for myself and for getting help as needed.

Have a fabulous day and weekend! Julia

PS – There have been so many questions (asked and unasked) about what I am doing and why, as well as what I am planning for the future of Julia's Kitchen. Here's a synopsis and you can also find it here:

Background:

I started this business because I think food is a critical element in making the world a better place. Everyone needs to eat, yet there is a huge amount of waste while some people can’t get what they need. Food is a huge and influential industry, yet it seems like, as a general rule, individuals don’t think their personal choices have an impact on anything apart from their own health (if that). I want to change this by offering a glimpse into the possibilities of thinking about food (and life) in a different way – intentionally choosing nutrient dense ingredients and maximizing the nutritional value of each ingredient, with the understanding that eating non-nutritious foods is wasting, and also deliberately avoiding more obvious forms of waste.

I have worked hard and made sacrifices and am infinitely grateful for the opportunity to do so for something about which I am passionate. I have loved and been proud of these 6 years of Julia’s Kitchen (not every minute, of course, but that’s ok!). I feel this is what I have to offer in life and hope that I can work toward  creating awareness and change for a long time to come. Julia’s Kitchen is a great avenue to do so, but I alone do not have the skills or energy to do it by myself in the most impactful way. So, I am looking this one last time for a team of people who want to collaborate with me as partners. These people must also believe in the importance of this mission, and have skills that complement my own, passion and energy to work hard and make things happen, boundaries to balance life and work in a healthy way, and who believe that integrity should always be prioritized over maximizing the financial bottom line.

This is an opportunity to build this business with me in whatever way makes sense. I am not looking for a typical employer/employee relationship, but rather a group of collaborators. Compensation would be in the form of profit sharing based on the chosen level of contribution to the operation and growth of the business and within the context of the core values of the business and decisions would be made in a democratic, cooperative way. This does not require a buy in, though would be limited to profit sharing rather than official ownership of the business. Co-ownership is an option, but would require a financial investment at this time or at least 2 years of contributing as a “skin in the game” collaborator.

By the way, it doesn’t have to continue to be called Julia’s Kitchen. The parts of the business that are not negotiable are:

  • plant based/vegan
  • organic/most sustainable ingredients
  • integrity
  • focus on educating and creating awareness

I am not attached to the name or being the sole person in charge (actually don’t want that last one at all), the way the space looks, or a particular business model. There is a lot of space for change.

Options for going forward:

  • Preorder/grab and go model where customers can order from a rotating menu each week. There would be regular grab and go hours at least 5 days per week, in addition to weekly preorder pick up times and the option to offer “pop up” meals where a seasonal lunch, brunch, or dinner would be served on a one time basis. “Pop ups” could be prearranged or spontaneous. Other community events could also be incorporated in this model.
  • Restaurant model – this would require at least one person with significant experience operating a restaurant AND who is in alignment with taking what makes sense from traditional restaurant operation within the mission of Julia’s Kitchen and dropping practices that are wasteful or out of integrity.
  • Wholesale Model/Product Line – this would require investment and at least one person who knows and has experience in this part of the food system and is committed to revolutionizing it. Integrity of ingredients (and elsewhere) as well as true sustainability of packaging would be prioritized over maximizing the financial bottom line.
  • Others? I sure don’t know everything – if you have other ideas that will further the mission of Julia’s Kitchen, I am all ears!

Timeline:

Are you interested? Do you know someone who might be? Don’t delay! I have about a month to put change in motion. At that point, I will be looking at other opportunities to make good use of my understanding of food and my passion for making things better.

I can be contact at juliahellerman@gmail.com or 303-931-8357.

 

Order reminder! Due tonight, pick up Wednesday September 11, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 1:31 am

just a reminder…orders are due tonight and pick up has been consolidated to Wednesday 1 PM to 7 PM. If you are on social media, you can check there for extras and other times for grab and go. Or you can just ask!