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Essence of Thyme and Cravings(ETC) Food Service

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Hyde Park and Chelsea, MA; Nashua,NH
Started in 1988
http://www.etcfoodservice.com

About TILL

Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL), an innovative human service organization providing services for individuals with acquired brain injuries, mental health issues, developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. We operate day and residential services throughout Massachusetts as well as family support, behavioral health, and autism services in a wide variety of locations throughout MA.

About Essence of Thyme and Cravings (ETC) Food Service

Essence of Thyme and Cravings (ETC) currently prepares, delivers and serves over 450,000 healthy, tasty, economical meals each year to public and private schools, kindergarten through high school; day care and senior centers throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Essence of Thyme and Cravings (ETC) has been providing food services to schools, corporate employee cafeterias, child and senior day care centers with nutritious meals since 1988.  We operate three fully licensed commercial kitchens, two of which also offer a café and gift shop.  We provide breakfasts and lunches to day care centers, senior centers, private and charter schools, manage on-site school and employee cafeterias as well as provide lunches to off-site contract catering accounts.

ETC's employment delivers real opportunities, real satisfaction and excellent quality food.  Our unique expertise is in providing excellent food, prepared by chefs with extensive culinary training and experience as well as providing a vocational training program for people with disabilities.  Both families and school management takes pride in partnering with TILL, furthering their educational mission.

ETC and TILL - Serving Great Food with a Greater Purpose.

ETC is a division of Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL), an innovative human service organization providing services for individuals with acquired brain injuries, mental health issues, developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. We operate day and residential services throughout Massachusetts as well as family support, behavioral health, and autism services in a wide variety of locations throughout MA. We pride ourselves on being an agency which understands that peoples’ needs are not static, nor are our services.

TILL opened its first entrepreneurial business 22 years ago in a donated commercial kitchen. Since that initial start we grew to our own commercial kitchen, café and gift shop in our Hyde Park location.  In 1994, we expanded northward, opening Cravings in Nashua, NH.  In 2008, as part of our extensive renovation of a beautiful 100 year old historic building in Chelsea, we opened our sister Essence of Thyme Café (ETC) location.

We have developed an extensive clientele of accounts including school and corporate business cafeterias, elder centers, and charter schools in Massachusetts as well as southern New Hampshire. This has given our businesses, Essence of Thyme and Cravings (ETC) name recognition in the food service world and allowed us to compete with food service companies. Our customers can expect excellent quality food, competitively priced and delivered on time without fail.  Our unique business model offers the benefit of supporting others to become productive, contributing members of their community.

ETC Food Service Locations

Essence of Thyme Cafe & Gift Shop
1174 River Street
Hyde Park, MA 02136

Essence of Thyme Cafe
241 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

Cravings Cafe & Gift Shop
64 East Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03060

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Practice Area

Other

Measure of Success

Serves more clients

Percent contribution to agency’s revenue (if applicable)

N/A

Contact

Cindy Anderson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Agency

Toward Independent Living and Learning, Inc. (TILL)
Website

Founded in 1988

Budget Range

$25 - 50 mill

Region

Northeast

Clients Involved

Yes