As an Employment Social Enterprise, Stone Soup PDX not only trains people for carreers in the food and hospitality industry, we support that training by selling the food we make. Our three main enterprise lines are Contract Meals, Catering, and Retail Soup.
Mission: Stone Soup empowers people experiencing barriers to employment to achieve self-reliance through training for careers in the foodservice industry.
A PASSION FOR HELPING, A PASSION FOR FOOD...
Founders Ronit and Craig Gerard both love food, cooking and entertaining people. Through Ronit’s job as an international aid worker, they lived in eight different cities over the last 15 years. In nearly all of those cities, familiar foods and ingredients were not available, so they got creative and became incredibly resourceful, learning to make the foods they loved from scratch. They also delved into the local food scene, picking up local ingredients and new techniques that continue to influence the dishes they love to cook and eat.