Five Star Foodies
Rachel first shared info about Five Star Foodies a couple of months ago. Valerie Williams is the subject of today's Careers column.
I tried the company's vegetarian turkey rolls and gravy, and I'm a big fan. For a vegetarian, holiday meals can be limited to side dishes. Her product will fill a void on my Thanksgiving table.
The company sells just two products right now, but more are coming soon.
I met Valerie and her son Graydon (above) at their Mount Auburn kitchen a few weeks back. After the interview, we started talking about nutrition, food and kombucha (Valerie used to make her own). I've got a list of new reading material thanks to the two of them. They're both quite knowledgable and passionate -- without a hint of pretentiousness or preachiness.
An interesting side note: Valerie was one of the owners of Christos and Drivakis, the vegan restaurant in Winton Place/Spring Grove Village in the 80s.
Have you tried these products? What do you think?