A St. Augustine-based chef is sprouting a new business, offering a weekly delivery service that provides plant-based meals, juices and smoothies to residents of the Ancient City, Jacksonville and the surrounding areas.
According to Chef Forrest Masters, the intent behind Sprout Kitchen is to make it less difficult for her customers to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
“Our products are 100 percent whole-food, plant-based, non-GMO and gluten-free, as well as organic and locally-sourced, when possible,” Masters said. “I want to make it easy and accessible for people to eat nutritious meals by delivering them fresh and ready-to-eat.”
Masters, who works in the West King neighborhood of downtown St. Augustine, has more than 13 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. She began her culinary career as a chef at The Present Moment Café, a popular raw and vegan gourmet restaurant in St. Augustine, before serving as head chef at Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico. From there, Masters went on to become the general manager and opening consultant for acclaimed nutritionist and best-selling author Kimberly Snyder’s organic café, Glow Bio, in Los Angeles.
“My passion is to educate people about the many benefits of incorporating more plant-based, whole foods into their daily routine,” Masters said. “I like to say that when we eat plants, we ‘eat pretty!’ Food should be bright, vibrant and beautiful. The wider array of colors you eat, the more nutrients you get.”
Sprout Kitchen currently offers plant-based meals, soups, healthy desserts, organic cold-pressed juices and whole food smoothies à la carte. Wellness programs are also available, including plant-based meal programs, custom cleanse packages and private or group cooking classes.
Sprout Kitchen offers weekly delivery services every Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., depending on location. There is a minimum weekly order cost of $30, with an additional delivery fee. For more information, call (904) 217-4954, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thesproutkitchen.com.