Introducing Nourish's new chef: Kate Duneman!
Such an exciting time of growth and inspiration for Nourish, it is such a blessing to have Kate as a partner in this endeavor. Here is Kate's story, in her words, of how she came to Nourish:
Two years ago I had a three month old and a newborn passion for doing some kind of work surrounding birth and the postpartum period. This was my second child, and the five years between them had taught me a lot about how to manage my time and my family’s nutrition. When my oldest was a baby, I had no idea how I would ever cook dinner again.
We survived on frozen pizzas and sandwiches that my husband would make and then feed to me as I used both hands to nurse my daughter. The second time around, I had a mental list of our favorite meals that I could put together easily. Recipes in my head, and quantities that would last beyond one meal. Plus, I had found that I loved being in the kitchen. A necessary task had become a creative outlet.
I knew who Leah Rose was at this time, but when I heard about what she was doing, something clicked for me. I knew I was interested in postpartum work, and I knew I was passionate about food and nutrition, but the idea of combining both of these things into a profession blew my mind right open. I knew I had to pick her brain about it and that it was what I wanted to do as well.
So I started to work towards becoming a postpartum doula, and I started to formulate ideas about a food business. While it all felt very exciting, it never stopped feeling weird to me to do something different yet so similar to what Leah was already doing. I sprang the idea to her of us working together, and was surprised to find her equally enthused!
I’m so excited to have someone to share these passions with--to talk about what has worked and what hasn’t, to inspire each other creatively, to text food ideas to at 11 pm and KNOW that she is thinking about it, too. And most importantly, to increase our capacity for delivering the goods. Let us nourish you!
Read more about Kate in her bio, here!
Here's to a inspired, collaborative and nutritionally supported new year!! Cheers!
To celebrate our collaboration we planned a delicious feast, fed both our families and took lots of pictures: