Inspiration – Entrepreneurs in Action! featuring Kiersten Firquain, Founder, Bistro Kids and inHome Bistro

Chef K, will be speaking at this event: Thursday, July 19th @ 12:00pm.  Tickets are $35.00 per person. 

To sign up, click the following link to reserve your spot today: https://www.centralexchange.org/Event.aspx?ceId=876

This series spotlighting successful entrepreneurs takes a look at the “story” behind a thriving business or enterprise, the emotion and passion these leaders bring to their work, and lessons learned along the way. We hope their stories will inspire you to new heights in your own business!

Kiersten Firquain, or “Chef K” as she is known, has a passion for healthy food. She began her culinary career caring for kids in early education. After seeing their love for cooking, she developed a business model and started Bistro Kids Creative Cooking Series.

Six years ago Chef K rolled out Bistro Kids Farm 2 School Lunch Program, an innovative take on serving students healthy school meals and offering nutrition education at a small number of private schools in Missouri and Kansas. The program includes an on-site chef preparing a spread of organic fruit- and veggie-rich dishes, with no trans fats or fried foods.

Bistro Kids now provides meals for more than 1,000 kids a day at area schools, with 40 percent of the food sourced locally. In late summer 2011 Treat America, a local family owned Kansas City business, purchased the company.

In addition to Bistro Kids, Chef K started a personal chef service, InHome Bistro, which prepares high quality and healthy menu items in in the customer’s home.

Kiersten annually attends culinary school training at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in the Napa Valley region of St. Helena, California. She was honored in 2011 as one of the Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business.

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