The winner of our $10,000 F.I.G.H.T. COVID-19 GRANT is
E.A.T. Extraordinary Artisan Table
Founded in 2010 by Chef Leah diBernardo, E.A.T. Extraordinary Artisan Table has become a staple in Temecula, California. They serve clean, sustainable and locally grown foods on their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. E.A.T. also offers groceries, meal kits for busy families as well as bar services. E.A.T. supports the local economy by sourcing ingredients from small farms, ranches and artisans. The E.A.T. team works hand-in-hand with Riverside County Habitat for Humanity preparing food boxes every week for shut-in seniors. Among their many other community involvement projects, E.A.T. impressed our independent panel of judges with their tenacity, innovation and their efforts to pivot and survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Chef Leah will be using her grant award towards their 12-month recovery marketing and advertising campaign. A big thank you to all our merchants who applied for the F.I.G.H.T. COVID-19 Grant. Your responses show incredible determination and a will to not just survive but thrive beyond this pandemic. View more photos from their award presentation below.
From Left to right: Grace Ladewig (Director of Operations- E.A.T.), Co-Owner Joanne DiBernardo, Kendall Severson (ARF Financial Vice President) and Owner/Chef Leah DiBernardo
The E.A.T. Team with Temecula Valley City Council Member Zak Schwank