Last year, Cory Wright and Andrew Chmielewski started Mitten Crate, a curated box of Michigan made food products from all over the state. People can’t seem to keep their “Mitts” off of them! (Yes, that was a silly joke.) This success means that the co-founders are able to give back to their community to the tune of more than 10,000 meals through Gleaners Food Bank. It is important to the company to help the community with the fruits of their success.
On September 19, 2014, Mitten Crate will host an expertly prepared dinner at the Scarab Club in Detroit. Renowned chef, Jeremy Kalmus, will be creating a five course meal with each dish paired with a local beverage. There will be two seatings, one at 6 followed by another at 8:30, each costs $100. Wright said, “We are thrilled to be working with Gleaners Food Bank and Chef Kalmus. Helping people and giving back to the community is paramount to the Mitten Crate philosophy.” You can find tickets to the event on their website, all of the proceeds go directly to Gleaners.
Currently, for every Mitten Crate shipped, the company donates the equivalent of three meals to Gleaners. Each crate is packed full of specialty and artisan products from around Michigan helping people far and wide discover all of the deliciousness that is found in the Mitten. Each box costs $35, so you can sign up for a monthly subscription, purchase one at a time, or send them as gifts. It is a great way to learn what “Michigan Made” really means!
Whether you’re looking for something delicious, or a whole meal of delicious, Mitten Crate is excited to help people discover more about Michigan.