- Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria
“We’ve wanted to create a commissary kitchen for quite some time,” said Robert Lumsden, owner of Flatbread. “Instead of building our own, we wanted to work with Life’s Kitchen, which has moved us in the same direction.”
Lumsden added that he hopes that the products made by Life’s Kitchen will eventually be used in the rest of his restaurants across the Northwest. Life’s Kitchen, a program dedicated to helping young adults from 16 to 24 learn cooking and life skills through a free sixteen week program, has been working with Flatbread by making the restaurant’s salad dressings for their Downtown Boise location. The company also plans to add more items from their menu to Life’s Kitchen’s repertoire as time passes.
“They’re putting out a great product,” said Lumsden, adding that the partnership has benefited both parties and will be a continuous endeavor.
- Currently, Life's Kitchen is making salad dressings for the downtown Boise Flatbread location.
Although Life’s Kitchen is currently only making salad dressings for the downtown Boise Flatbread location, the team is planning to expand their operation to the Bown Crossing and Downtown Meridian locations once the product is consistent. From there, the hope is to expand further into the Salt Lake, Utah and Bend, Oregon locations.
Maxand said that the partnership is “a win-win” adding, “It supports Flatbread’s kitchen and [Life’s Kitchen’s] program. We’re hoping that more restaurants will come forward to work with us.”