Sarah Hooper and Amanda Varnell have been serving their brand of “foodlove” to the Tennessee Valley for the past three-and-a-half years. Since December of 2012, Dish T’Pass Cooking School & Catering Co. has focused its operations on corporate and nonprofit clients offering boxed and hot lunches, after-hours events, cooking classes and team building from its space on the first floor of Chattanooga Workspace building.
In fact, the company just won the Small Business of the Year Award 2016 from the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and is primed to expand.
On June 1st, Dish T’Pass will be opening its new Grab & Go Café—geared towards the busy professional—located on the bottom floor of The 300 Building at the corner of 6th and Pine streets. The new business will be offering favorites catering clients have come to expect and adding new flavors of sandwiches and salads, as well as breakfast items such as scones, muffins, quiches, frittatas, and hot coffee.
Plans are in the works for the after-work crowd to have cold beer in addition to take and bake dinner items such as chicken pot pies, various casseroles, stuffed potatoes, sweet chili pork tenderloin, and assorted vegetable side dishes.
Patrons can sit and enjoy the scratch cooking from the outdoor seating on the beautiful wrap-around patio and then head home with fresh baked goods. The mixture of healthy food and comfort food all made with fresh whole food should make customers happy and that’s what Varnell is counting on.
“The expression ‘dish to pass’ is synonymous with heirloom recipes and sharing the best part of you,” she says. “It’s a good representation of who Sarah and I are. We’ve been practicing hospitality for 20 years so it’s been an easy transition to pass on to Chattanooga what we’ve been sharing with family and friends for decades.”
For more information on Dish T’Pass visit their website at dishtpass.com or give them a call at (423) 309-5353. And, of course, they’re easy to find on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.