LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gathering around the dinner table is something we can still do with our families right now, and some of us might be doing it a lot more often with the stay-at-home orders in place. A Lexington business that's known for its cooking classes can't have people come to them, but they're bringing the cooking to you.
A well prepared, full of flavor, home cooked meal is what Chef Allison Davis works to bring to people in central Kentucky.
“Mainly doing cooking classes, a lot of catering, weddings, you know, all that good stuff," says Davis, the owner of Wild Thyme, “We do a lot of kids’ camps and kids’ birthday parties; anything food related that we can have fun with.”
She started Wild Thyme in Chinoe Shopping Center nine years ago, where cooking is as much about the people as it is the ingredients or measurements.
“It’s a very social space, and my staff and I are very social people. We love to teach and we love to share food with everyone, so that’s been a bit of a challenge," says Davis.
With no one able to come in, she switched gears to send the food out.
“We are offering daily comfort meals that are really just kind of the southern, soulful comfort foods," says Davis.
You can order meals for an individual, a small family, or a large family. Also, Chef Davis wanted to find a way to help get meals to families in need right now, so she came up with the pay it forward meal.
“Somebody could go to our site, and they could purchase a meal. They don’t know who it goes to, but they are making a meal donation of $40," Davis says, “Now if somebody goes to the site and they know there is a family in need of a meal, they can submit that family’s information.”
It's a way to help a family and at the same time support a local business.
“When I think about food and what people are going through right now, I think that food really is something that brings families together.”
Wild Thyme is also posting some cooking lesson videos on their social media pages. For more information about the daily meals and to connect with Wild Thyme, visit: wildthymecooking.com