The doors are open. The ovens are on. The farmers are harvesting. The vendors are delivering. The baker is baking and the cooks are cooking!
In case you haven’t been to see us yet, come on in!
We have started a new venture in the same wonderful sunlit space that we all love. It is called “67 Biltmore Downtown Eatery & Catering.” 67 Biltmore featured in Mountain Xpress / The name is simple and accessible. It is a nod to the building that we already have a history with and one that this community loves. This space holds a lot of meaning for our family. Not only did we get to do a lot of great work with Laurey (and Laurey’s) in this building, but many other incredible things have happened here as well. The space housed a pancake fundraiser for our family while Henry was receiving medical care at Duke. We still have a few Asheville Loves Henry t-shirts! It’s the same space where we hosted a Be The Match bone marrow drive to add potential donors to the registry. Maybe one of those donors will go on to save a child’s life just like someone did for Henry? All the more reason we should probably host another one. We also enjoyed a small family reunion here last summer for Emily’s birthday. There have been numerous performances, weddings, anniversaries and many other celebrations in this space. Even simple things like French groups, writing groups or even small business networking groups have met weekly in our space. You name it, we’ve hosted it here. We’d like to host more. And more. And more. Emily, Kate (Catering Director), and Lori (our new addition to the office team) have some great ideas for how to do this.
As for the front eatery…we’ll keep our easy and friendly counter service. We like making things simple up there. We’ll keep that Grab ‘n Go cooler packed with all sorts of quick dinner options. We’ll keep the deli case packed with tasty and unique salads that make eating healthy so effortless. And yes, we’ll keep making Sweet Potato Salad. But we’ll also keep inventing new things too!
Thanks to all of you who have supported us throughout this process. We are excited to be doing business downtown again. We are happy to be back at work with our staff. We work hard and are all genuinely happy when we’re hard at work. It feels good to be back in the flow.
Getting open was a huge task. We still have plenty of things to iron out. We are evaluating old systems and inventing new ones. We put a huge majority of our staff back to work. We are also hiring new folks in the next few weeks. You will see some new faces and we’ll be doing lots of training and fine tuning. We may mess up a little here and there, but we’ll do our best to make things right. How we handle mistakes and mishaps will help set us apart. We encourage our staff to address these things and make sure to cooperate with customers. We will always strive to make things better.
Our catering staff have already worked on some large events during the month of May and we’re set to tackle more this summer. We get to share and help people celebrate some of the most memorable moments in their lives. WOW! How many people get to do that for a living? We have the chance to make those moments totally awesome. And we should. And we do. Need some help planning an event? Don’t hesitate to contact us!