NEW TO VINNY'S BAR
City Seeds brings fresh ingredients, delicious foods and more to Vinny’s Bar!
City Seeds is a Baltimore-based nonprofit fresh food kitchen and catering service looking to help Baltimore grow one meal at a time. As a Humanim culinary social enterprise, City Seeds programs support workforce development programs in Baltimore.
Kendrel Dickerson, Audience Services Manager at Everyman Theatre, remarks that these Baltimore-based development programs make this partnership more than just about the food. “We want to approach what we serve at our bar in line with our aim to support local economies and to be a good community partner.”
Both City Seeds and Everyman have high expectations set for themselves as well. In fact, City Seeds, on its own website, specifies that it plans on being “the best thing to happen to the Baltimore food scene since Old Bay.” Melanie Foldes, Operations Manager at City Seeds, says “We’ve been on our way to accomplishing this in two ways; the first is by using a little bit of Old Bay, and the second is by not being so secretive about our intentions! We are passionate about good, locally sourced food, and about transforming lives through employment.” As a Humanim Social Enterprise, we are committed to training and hiring community members with barriers to employment.”
WHAT’S TO EXPECT
On the Menu…
Kendrel: “We are carrying salads, delicious bistro boxes, sandwiches and wraps. These include Gluten free and Vegetarian options. We are happy to have an option for everyone.“
Melanie: “[Additionally,] City Seeds’ Executive Chef, Aharon Denrich, has developed an [item inspired by the play] Aubergine by special request of Everyman Theatre.”
On the Pricing…
Kendrel: “These are restaurant-quality products that are reasonably-priced and locally-produced… It’s quite a value, and it’s no surprise that they are already selling very well.”
On the Future of City Seeds…
Melanie: “[Our] new space [at the Baltimore Food Hub] features a state of the art teaching kitchen, where we are currently launching School of Food Cooking Classes. School of Food offers interactive and educational programming for cooking enthusiasts, food entrepreneurs, and everyone in between.”