Our  Story

Our Story 

 

It begins with a simple yet important concept: create job opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and deliver value to the community. That mission has empowered our people to build a successful catering business that specializes in making gourmet breakfast and lunch platters, baked goods, and other delicious treats for company functions or special occasions.

From custom boxed lunches to delicious desserts that can be made gluten-free, we create food that uses the highest quality ingredients at affordable prices (organic and green products are used whenever possible).

 

 

Our Kitchen

 

We employ expert Culinary Coaches who foster the talents and abilities of our Kitchen Crew by offering job support and training to create superb cuisine with every order. As a fully accredited commercial kitchen, our staff and participants are ServSafe® certified. ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food handler program where participants learn basic food safety practices for handling and preparing food, including cross-contamination prevention, good personal hygiene and appropriate food sanitation practices.

Huckleberry Kitchen is owned and operated by Futures Explored, Inc. Our kitchen functions as a vocational program where participants learn menu planning, meal preparation, food presentation, and health and nutrition. Founded in 1964, Futures Explored, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that provides community and employment training services to adults with developmental disabilities. Our tax exemption status is 501(c)(3).

Huckleberry Kitchen is awesome!  The quality of their food and service is excellent. All of their trays are delicious, fresh, and beautiful year-round. Yuri and all of Huckleberry's staff are all so helpful, organized, punctual, and friendly, and Huckleberry is a great organization to support! ~ Melissa Hom, Lafayete School District Office
The Lafayette Juniors enjoy working with Huckleberry Kitchen for our Kitchen Tour box lunches. They are always helpful and responsive. They make great, tasty, fresh lunches for our Kitchen Tour. We have worked with them for many years and love supporting a community based program. ~ Kari Trimble, Lafayette Juniors 

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