Root Community Partners:

Student referrals, social services and case management

New Liberty Innovation School, Youth Build North Shore, Plummer Home, Recovery High School, LEAP for Education, Salem Public Schools, Lynn Public Schools, Beverly Public Schools, Catholic Charities North, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, Salem Academy Charter School, Lahey Health Behavioral Services, Salem State University, North Shore Workforce Investment Board, SPUR good deeds, Change is Simple


Externships, work opportunities and guest chefs

Finz                     www.hipfinz.com

Flying Saucer      www.livelongandpizza.com

Sea Level            www.sealeveloysterbar.com

Hawthorne          www.hawthornehotel.com

Bambolina           www.bambolinarestaurant.com

Kokeshi               www.kokeshirestaurant.com

Castle                 www.thecastlebeverly.com

Celias                  www.celiasrestaurantsalem.com

Jodi Bee Bakes  www.jodibeebakes.com

Organic Garden  www.organicgardencafe.com

Scratch Kitchen   www.scratchkitchensalem.com

Boston Hot Dog  www.bostonhotdog.co

Ledger                 www.ledgersalem.com

Flatbread Pizza    www.flatbreadcompany.com/salem-ma/

A&J King              www.ajkingbakery.com

Village Tavern      www.villagetavernsalem.com


Local farms (both for fresh produce and instruction)

Three Sisters Garden Project, Appleton Farms, Green Meadows Farm, Tendercrop Farm, Food Project, Marini Farm


Essex County Community Foundation, Wellspring House, LEAP for Education, North Shore Medical Center, Beverly Bootstraps, The Open Door, North Shore United Way, Plummer Youth Promise, Mass in Motion Salem, Community Servings, United Teen Equality Center, My Brother’s Table, Future Chefs, Enterprise Center at Salem State University, The Food Project, Project Bread, Endicott College, North Shore Community College, North Shore Workforce Investment Board, City of Salem, NECAT, Haley House

Administrative and Consultation services


Root Supporters:

2nd Annual Celebration Sponsors
Windover Construction
Vinwood Caterers
Salem Five Charitable  Foundation
Brookwood School
Shetland Park

Alyse Gause Photography
Q. Cassetti
CityWinery Boston
Notch Brewing
Far From the Tree Cider
Singing Flower
Glovsky & Glovsky LLC
Zwikker & Zacher Ltd

“Our kitchen and venue doors will immediately be open for internships and real jobs for the Root students. Real-life, hands-on training is what we will offer, with as much guidance and support as each student deserves. Success will be hard-earned, which will translate into feelings of accomplishment and pride in a job well done. Opportunities and advancement can be vast in this industry, and Vinwood is committed to giving these kids our time and knowledge to soar.” 
- Rick Delisle, Owner/Partner, Vinwood Caterers

Root’s mission of transforming the lives of youth from challenged backgrounds has become a reality thanks to the generosity of our many supporters. Numerous individuals and organizations have helped us to build a program focused on changing the narrative for these young people by teaching them work and life skills through food service and life skills training. 
Visit us today to see how you can support Root’s mission and work.