New Owners

On July 1 we became the new owners of Forage EC! Chef Michelle, on the right, has worked in kitchens for two decades and was head chef at at a Wisconsin brew pub for 11 years . Kristen is a home cook who has had a lifelong interest in all things food - even grocery shopping.  We're partners, lady bosses, foodies and friends.

We love being part of the Banbury Place community in the old Uniroyal Tire Factory. This factory, which in 1917 began as the Gillette Safety Tire Co., supported generations of families with good paying union jobs. Entire neighborhoods were filled with families who depended upon the factory.  One hundred years have passed and the factory jobs are gone, but the importance of community remains. From this this kitchen-within-a-factory we envision creating a community that bonds around the important work of nourishing body and soul.  

Check out our classes, then send us suggestions for other classes. Do you have a special dish that your friends always beg you to make? Come to our kitchen and teach others how to make it! If you're celebrating a wedding, graduation, retirement or any other landmark event, consider using our event space. We can create a menu (and pair wine and beer) for any occasion but we also allow other caterers to use our kitchen - or you may bring your own food for your private event.  Our intimate and versatile space is perfect for a concert, poetry slam, book signing or drag show.  

We look forward to celebrating food with you ~ Kristen and Michelle

Kristen Dexter

Forage EC, LLC, Galloway Street, Waynesville, NC, 28786