When Heirloom heard that Ancestry.com was searching for someone to manage the Shaky Leaf Cafe, their employee cafe, we immediately knew that we wanted to be part of the project. Our corporate dining division, Heirloom Cafeteria, follows the same principles as the rest of Heirloom Restaurant Group — using good, creative ingredients to tell a story with food. We knew it would mesh perfectly with Ancestry’s employee culture. The Shaky Leaf is proud to serve natural and sustainably grown meats, RSBT free dairy, and locally-sourced ingredients such as Clifford Family Farms eggs. Ancestry welcomed the fresh ideas and menus that our chefs created for their staff and we loved having such a passionate and appreciative audience.
Last Thursday marked the One Year Anniversary of our partnership. In celebration, we brought in a wood-fired pizza oven and Head Chef of Pizzeria 712, Stephen Lott. Stephen and his team crafted pizzas using fresh hand-pulled mozzarella and hand-picked basil. Our CEO, Colton, worked alongside the rest of the Shaky Leaf team to dish out specialty salads with housemade dressings. There were also a variety of mouthwatering cupcakes from the Sweet Tooth Fairy in Provo — because what’s a birthday party without cupcakes! In addition to the food, we were also excited to hand out reusable Shaky Leaf drinking cups and straws. The cups were accepted with a pledge to use them in an effort to reduce paper cup waste at Ancestry and the Shaky Leaf.
At the end of the day, everyone was well fed and happy. Many thanks to all at Ancestry.com and the Shaky Leaf who make every day enjoyable and fulfilling. We have loved working together and look forward to many more celebrations. Here’s to another great year!