I believe all things happen for a reason, and that, “All things work together for good for those who love the Lord, and who are called according to His purpose”…
Four years ago, I had not yet heard about “Raw Food.” I had no idea I’d being eating or preparing raw food, teaching others how to make better choices to improve their lives, or that I’d have my own business, allowing me to share the Wealth of Health with many. But, here I am…
On March 7, 2010, as I changed my lifestyle, started eating right, learned to forgive me, love and accept myself, embracing the God who created me – others wanted to know what happened to me. They were intrigued and curious about my new life. The more I shared my story and my food with others, the more they were encouraged to try to make some changes for themselves… Within just a couple of months, I was receiving training, teaching classes, catering dinners and selling raw food. One thing led to another and my customer base grew, as did the demand for recipes and prepared food.
Selling food in retail stores, led to a greater desire for many to have a place to eat where healthy options were offered. November 2011, I secured my current location in Broken Arrow, which was to be my commercial kitchen for retail purposes and a place to teach classes. Before long, I was setting it up as a dining establishment and when we opened April 28, 2012, it was Raw Intentions Kitchen, which encompassed a café, classes, and prepared foods.
My long-term vision has been a Wellness Training Center, which would incorporate all aspects of the wellness and health for the “Whole person.” As much as I enjoy making food, my greatest passion is teaching, educating, encouraging and training others to live a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable… Having the dining area has been a good thing! It has been fun and has met a need for many. Sometimes a good thing can keep a great thing from happening. My heart has been torn, and recently, I had to embrace, what really needs to happen to fulfill my vision and dreams at this time. At first I thought changing the menu, and revamping the back of the house would help the void I was sensing, but my heart still wasn’t at peace, until…
After much prayer, seeking God and wise counsel, I made the decision to “Reclaim the Vision,” and transition the dining room to a Wellness and Training Center. The Dining room portion of Raw Intentions will end, as we’ve known it, serving lunches four days a week and Dinner one evening a week, on Saturday, January 18th, at 3:00 pm, and will be in the process of transitioning, immediately thereafter.
A special THANK YOU to all of you who have been faithful supporters and customers of the cafe side of Raw Intentions!!! The Kitchen and I are better because you’ve been a part of it! I will miss seeing you on a regular basis but my hope is, you will attend some classes and kitchen events in the near future!
Keep reading the newsletters, as I will be selling food in the near future, that can be ordered online and picked up at specific times… There will still be prepackaged food and product available to purchase at the Kitchen location, with hours yet to be determined
Not to Worry… A restaurant is still part of the Vision, but that will be down the road on a grander scale.
With the transition, the focus will be on:
- Hands on Classes
- Demo Classes
- Certification Classes
- Info Sessions
- Catered Business Lunches
- Home School Nutrition, Cooking and Un-cooking Classes
- After school Parent / Child Healthy Meals and Snack Classes
- Prepared Food Sales
- Dinner and Movie Nights
- Private Parties and Events
- Corporate Lunch and Learn Classes
- Lunch and Learn events at the Kitchen; serving a brown bag lunch with a talk or video covering specific health topics
- Facilitating CHIP (Complete Health Care Program) in corporations, businesses and churches
- And Eventually:
- Take and Make Meals for purchase online to pick up, cook, reheat or eat as is