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Celebrating One Year of Fresh Leeks: A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Clients

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We made it!✨🙌 😅 ✨ As Fresh Leeks' celebrates its one-year anniversary, I reflect on the past year's milestones and express my gratitude for our clients and reaching this remarkable milestone in the meal services and catering industry. In an industry where many new small food businesses struggle to survive beyond or make it to their first year, I am so grateful for everyone who has supported Fresh Leeks along its journey! From our meal services and catering clients to our social followers (and loyal fans!) to those who have provided referrals and spread the word about our food and services, I am deeply grateful for your support and trust! 🙏🏻

Fresh Leeks weekly meal services
Fresh Leeks weekly meal services

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Clients 🤝 First and foremost, I want to express my deepest gratitude to our clients. Whether you've entrusted Fresh Leeks with your weekly meals or invited us to cater your special event, your support has been the cornerstone of Fresh Leeks' success. From busy professionals and families on the go to athletes fueling their performance and seniors and individuals enjoying flavorful meals tailored to their specific dietary needs, each of you has played a vital role in our journey.

Thank you for choosing Fresh Leeks to be a part of your lives and special moments! 🙏🏻 💚

Milestones and Personal Victories

Over the past year, Fresh Leeks has had the honor of catering more than 20 truly memorable events. From intimate gatherings to large-scale celebrations, each event has been a unique opportunity to showcase my passion for great food. One of my personal highlights was catering the Kansas City Disc Golf Club's annual club dinner and meeting. As an avid fan and long-time player of the sport myself, it was a privilege to feed my local community of disc golf players with a delicious meal in celebration of their past season and accomplishments.

 Chef Lee catering 2023 Kansas City Disc Golf Club Dinner
Chef Lee catering 2023 Kansas City Disc Golf Club dinner

Another milestone for Fresh Leeks was catering the President's Dinner for Cleveland University - Kansas City, where I once was the Chef. Getting to feed and welcome recent graduates, esteemed guests, and university leaders again at the catering event was very nostalgic and sentimental. Not to forget the opportunity to host a local Kansas City, Kansas, community roundtable dinner with Kansas Representative Sharice Davids. It was an honor to facilitate meaningful conversations over a shared meal, bringing people together to discuss important issues facing my local community.

Cleveland University - Kansas City President's Dinner
Cleveland University - Kansas City President's Dinner

All that said, starting and running a small meal services and catering business hasn't been easy and has been accompanied by a flurry of self-doubts over the past year. In the early days of Fresh Leeks, the uncertainty about whether customers will appreciate my food, the constant worry about meeting high standards, and the fear of financial instability was overwhelming. Not to mention the pressure to stand out in a competitive market, where established local and corporate meal plan and catering businesses already have a strong foothold, adding to my anxiety. And while each day has brought new challenges from sourcing fresh ingredients and managing high food costs and catering logistics to delivering exceptional food and service I absolutely love what I do and my clients' satisfaction makes all the hard work worthwhile.


Serving My Community, One Meal at a Time Fresh Leeks also had the privilege of serving more than 4,000 meals 🍽️ to a diverse range of weekly meal services clients over the past year! 😲 From hearty breakfasts to satisfying lunches and comforting dinners, Fresh Leeks' weekly meal plans are designed to cater to a variety of tastes and dietary needs and preferences.


I take great pride in my ability to accommodate Fresh Leeks' clients with specialty diets, including vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and autoimmune protocol (AIP) options. I believe that everyone deserves access to delicious, wholesome ready-to-eat meals, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Whether you're following a specific eating plan for health reasons or simply prefer certain ingredients, Fresh Leeks' meal plans ensure that you never have to compromise on taste 🤤 or your nutritional needs.


Looking Ahead: The Future of Fresh Leeks

As we celebrate Fresh Leeks’ first year in business 🎉 🍾, I’m filled with excitement for its future. I’m committed to continuing to serve you with the same passion, quality, and dedication that has helped define Fresh Leeks from its beginning. Whether you're a loyal client or someone who's just discovering Fresh Leeks for the first time, I invite you to join me on this journey to nourish and serve my community, one delicious meal at a time.


In closing, I want to extend once again my heartfelt thanks to every one of you who has supported Fresh Leeks over the past year. Your trust, loyalty, and support mean the world, and I’m honored to be a part of your lives.


Here's to many more years of delicious meals 🍽️, memorable events ✨, and shared moments together.


With gratitude and 💚, Chef Lee

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About Fresh Leeks 

From busy professionals and families on the go to professional and student athletes tracking macros, vegetarians, and individuals with specific dietary requirements, Fresh Leeks serves the Kansas City area metro with catering services and weekly meal prep services that can be modified to you and your family's dietary needs and food preferences. Contact us to learn more about our meal services offerings, and start your journey to a healthier you today!

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May 29

Congratulations Chef Lee 👏🎉🍾

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