Connecting you with a passion for Life, through delicious, ethically-sourced food experiences.
Testimonials from our Clients:
repair the world: philadelphia
~ SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, Food for workshops & events ~
"We wanted to work with a caterer who is intentional about the whole process of feeding people from sourcing to waste. You went above and beyond helping us link the path of the food on our plates to the issues we were discussing at the event. It was also amazing that you helped with composting and packaging up leftovers for donation since that is something we care deeply about. I loved your enthusiasm, creativity, and flexibility! The three biggest benefits of your services were the holistic approach to nourishment, working together with shared values, and your willingness to engage with the event in multiple ways."
~ food for workshops & events ~
"It definitely helped maintain the energy to have food at the workshop rather than people dispersing to eat. ... You served delicious food with gracious, enthusiastic energy. Your set-up and clean-up were seamless. ... Plus each of you personally are wonderful to work with. ... WOW!"
Michaela Holmes, Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
"It was very easy. Truly. Enough questions to build trust in the process, but professional enough to take it from there. Thank you. ... The food was delicious and it was the perfect portions. Most caterers bring way too much, but your estimating was right on. People enjoyed the food immensely. Lastly, thank you for doing this on such short notice. I am deeply appreciative."
~ workshop & meal provision ~
"You did all what you have to do in the best way possible. Bearing in mind that you got out of your comfort zone to prepare Botswana cultural foods. You did amazing job."
Bri & ethan
~ food for a wedding ~
As a lover and fighter for the intersections of food and justice, I knew our wedding meal was going to be held to high standards. We cannot express how grateful we were to not have to stress one bit about the food. We could focus on our ceremony with the full presence it required. We knew that the meal was going to be in line with our values, and reflect the diverse dietary needs of our guests. And finally, when the moment came, we were able to look around us and see everyone we loved coming together around one of the most delicious meals of our lives.
~ festive meal at home ~
"Food was delicious and it truly felt like it was prepared as a prayer ... we felt nourished by the food both physically and spiritually."
"Frances Rose is a pleasure to be around in the kitchen, and just one taste of her creations will have you asking for more. ... She has a deep passion for food and flavor, and even more so for the energy that she gets to put into it. ... She is always ready to share insight into the ingredients we are preparing, tips on how to prepare them, and maybe even a story or two about her personal connections with them. I have watched her keep a dozen people on task, which can feel overwhelming in a kitchen, yet she does so with a pleasant gentleness, out of a joy of co-creating with others.
She has the tools, the knowledge, and the enthusiasm to share her gifts with the world. I would recommend her culinary skills to anyone."
"Frances Rose has a marvelous touch in the kitchen and creates delicious, flavorful dishes. Her Mediterranean food is out of this world. She clearly loves nourishing people and brings her joy to everything she prepares. Not only does she create wonderful food, she emanates a loving atmosphere, and is a kind and patient teacher. Frances Rose is one of a kind."
"A black bean soup spiced with olives and fennel seed - this was my first impression of Frances Rose's touch and skill in the kitchen.... I asked Frances Rose how this soup is so digestible. I still remember her explanation - the soak time of the black beans, the particular spicing, the cook time of the soup, and the convivial environment and love our group were sharing together around the meal. Soon after, we talked about seasonal rhythms, our disposition to different times of the year, the cycles of a garden, and how food preparation fits into these concepts. Many cookbooks can teach you how to slice a lemon properly for juicing, how to soak nuts overnight, or how to prepare beef liver. Frances Rose can teach you these things. What else she can facilitate is entirely unique."
Rod (love) s.
"I have been present on multiple occasions when Frances Rose coordinated a large community meal. At each one, she presented a theme which all the food in the meal centered around, such as Asian or Mediterranean dishes, etc. In each case, it was a fun and educational experience as she coordinated a group of participants/volunteers in preparing each part of the meal. In some things she gave specific instructions, while in other tasks, she encouraged some creativity and playfulness. I love taking part when Rose hosts these events! She's a culinary genius who is also a JOY to work with!"
~ Holistic nutrition consultation ~
How do you feel about your life with food after the consult? "More invigorated, celebrated and free-wheelin, we're all in this together-type thing!"
~ Personal Chef: meals for your week ~
"I was having surgery and wanted nourishing food that would be easy for friends/family to reheat that would be low-sodium, easily digestible, AND delicious. ... Everything was perfect. ... The food was obviously prepared with intention. It was healthy and delicious and everyone loved it."
~ Food for workshops & events ~
"You came prepared with many options and a full delicious meal that kept us all satisfied and content. ... I'm glad that you brought a tablecloth, your own utensils, serving equipment, compost availability, and even containers for people to take extras home."
"We needed food for 10 folks for a 4 day meeting. Without K is for kitchen, we would have been greatly inconvenienced by having to take time from our meetings to cook or go out. ... [The three biggest benefits were] your organization and efficiency, the quality of your foods, and your personas."
Kelsey porter, the food trust
~Food for workshops & events~
"The food was excellent and exceeded our expectations. We especially appreciated the focus on local products, which was important to us. And the cookies! Oh my god, the cookies!"
Sam & Greg
~food for a Wedding~
"A number of guests at the wedding made sure to come to us to complement your food. One told me that he didn't expect a vegan treat to be so flavorful & expressed an interest in learning more about exploring vegan cuisine. You made everything go so smoothly! We felt like you were in complete control & it was a relief having less on our minds as we coordinated the rest of the event. Everyone was fed and happy, the food was memorably delicious, and your presence was warm, kind, and encouraging as always."
"We were looking to feed a large group with delicious food, well prepared, and much loved by the preparers. We were also looking for the food-providers to be able to address various food restrictions and allergies. You nailed it!"
~HOLISTIC NUTRITION CONSULTATION~
"I feel I can trust my body to tell me what it needs. I feel better prepared to build more dialogue with my body around food. It was good to realize I have the tools I need to make good decisions about my diet.
I really appreciate y'all doing this with me & the work you are doing in this world it's so necessary and I see food as being so key in how we can support our selves and our communities and become more whole!"
"You are creating paths for people to find themselves through food and community"
~ Food for events & workshops ~
"I decided I would have enough other things to do, and should allow others who I trust to handle the food. ... [I loved most] the peace of mind and the joy of utilizing your services."