July Superfriend of the Month: Gourmet Gorilla

July 15, 2011 at 4:55 am Leave a comment

We’re so excited to have one of our Super Tour Partners as SQ1’s July Superfriend of the Month!

Gourmet Gorilla strives for a sustainable future for our children by providing local and organic school lunches and healthier eating options. They are committed to working with community partners to provide solid nutrition for children in order to help them learn and grow. Building alliances between local farms, urban agriculturalists, dieticians, nutritionists, talented chefs, and organic food manufacturers, we are able to provide quality ingredients as well as links to educational resources on healthy food curriculum, the value of organic foods, garden projects, and ecological awareness.Bring Gourmet Gorilla to Your School.

Check out our short and sweet interview with Danielle from Gourmet Gorilla below:

Q: Danielle, tell us a little bit about how and why did you came to your current position at Gourmet Gorilla?

A: As a mother of a 1 year old son, just beginning to eat meals at his daycare, I was concerned by the quality and ingredients going into his food. I was surprised to find there weren’t many options out there for obtaining organic or locally sourced meals for schools, and so began a collaboration between my husband and I, and our son’s school, to change their lunch program around. That was a little over 3 years ago, and we have since grown to serving almost 90 day-cares, preschools and elementary schools in northern Illinois.

Q:  What gets you through juggling your family life and work with Gourmet Gorilla?

A:  Knowing that what we do here at Gourmet Gorilla will have a positive impact on children’s lives and ultimately the future health of our society and environment.(and a bit of help from my parents!)

Q:  What was your life like pre-parenthood?

A:  Road warrior. Traveled around the country as a sales director for 13 years!


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