Cody Commissary Looks to the Future
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 24, 2018
A local business is reaching out to more than just potential customers – they are looking to make an impact on the future.
At Cody Coffee Roasters on the outskirts of Cody, owner Jesse Renfors and his business partner Becca Manchester are teaching cooking and other life skills to youth and adults, and promoting the importance of using local resources to feed the community.
Manchester is the director of the Cody Commissary, which is a non-profit, education based culinary experience that offers classes for all ages. She says the classes they offer introduce and solidify the foundational knowledge of working in the restaurant, beverage and hospitality industry, while working within the community and showcasing locally sourced food.
Classes offered by Cody Commissary include a master class on steak, fresh and healthy food for babies, and global cooking – and for kids, cooking adventures include restaurant skills, healthy eats, and life skills.
Additionally, Manchester says the Cody Commissary has a mission to go back to the basics of hospitality, teaching customer service and front of house skills that will bring a sense of pride back to those who work in retail and food service professions.