Apr 01, 2013

Heirloom Cafeteria Celebrates One Year at Ancestry.com’s Shaky Leaf Cafe

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!



  • I eat at the cafeteria daily and am impressed with the variety and quality of food items. Might I suggest a balanced menu? (Today’s lunch was ok because it included broccoli.) If The American Heart Association’s recommended portions were divided in 3, each meal should include 2 grains, 1-2 veggies, 1-2 fruits, 1 dairy, and 1-2oz meat. When a meal offers white pasta, white bread, and a sprinkling of parsley, it’s not a balanced meal. Just because I want a hot meal doesn’t mean I want to be unhealthy. There are always salads available, so can we always have a substitution available, so that we may eat the salad? Thanks for your service and responsiveness.

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