It’s time for the health system to pay for better food. It’s not just good care; it’s good business. The Cook's Nook Founder and President, Joi Chevalier, joins Medium to discuss challenges of food equity, insecurity, and access — and the realities of living with a chronic health condition — as key drivers that underlie the why and how people engage with food. The Cook's Nook works with healthcare providers and community organizations to create innovative ways to get new kinds of food to people for whom proper nutrition can be lifesaving. Read Full Article on Medium
This November, the Travis County Commissioners' Court approved $3.1 million in funding to expand access to fresh food for low-income and other marginalized county residents, in addition to an earlier approval in March this year for $1.8 million for prepared meal services, like The Cook's Nook, that provide county residents in need with nutritionally-dense meals. Our CEO, Amy Bell, spoke to the Commissioner's Court to help elaborate the community benefits that 2022's nearly $5 million dollar investment will have.
The Cook's Nook has been addressing the crucial topics of food access and equity since it was founded in 2017 by Joi Chevalier. After five years, the company has entered a new phase, as Chevalier moved from CEO to
We are delighted to announce that Mosaic Meals and Mosaic Meals-To-Go are now partnering with GAMA - Greater Austin Merchants Cooperative Association! This partnership allows us to put our ready-to-eat meals and grab-and-go quick foods in select convenience
This one-time funding from the American Rescue Plan funds helps address food insecurities and meet the needs of our most underserved communities. We are thrilled to see programs around Austin be bolstered through this funding.
A Conversation with Kim Olson "This pandemic has really exposed the inherent brokenness of our existing food system." ~Joi Chevalier On Wednesday, May 20th, The Cook’s Nook’s Joi Chevalier participated in a Zoom call with local leader Kim
In August 2019, the Cook's Nook was nominated for a Mosaic Award. The Mosaic Awards celebrate diversity in the Austin area. The Cook's Nook was in good company in the accelerator category, joining Capital Factory, Founder Institute, Mass
On Thursday, June 18th, 2019, seven of the country’s most prominent chefs prepared and presented dishes in honor of Juneteenth. One of those chefs included the Cook’s Nook’s founder Joi Chevalier. “For us, Juneteenth is about food, family,
The Cook’s Nook members collaborated with Vinder to highlight local growers and produce. Taking advantage of local resources doesn't just boost the local economy, local produce that hasn't been on a truck for days is fresher and packed
The Refresh Working Group brings together farmers, small business owners, researchers, corporate partners, nonprofit leaders, educators, community organizers, and innovators to integrate food and technology in a responsible way. Joi Chevalier is a board member of the Refresh Working