We are happy to give the “Companies That Care” spotlight this month to Alchemy, a sustainable, community-focused company that serves various sections of the food system in San Diego.
The flagship restaurant and lounge, called Alchemy Cultural Fare & Cocktails, is located near downtown San Diego and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Alchemy also caters to private and business clients all through San Diego County and teaches an educational cooking program for both youth and culinary professionals.
Alchemy is one of San Diego’s coolest and hippest hangouts and delivers a mouth-watering globally-inspired menu of Cultural Fare. They are always aiming to be fresh and creative. The restaurant itself was built with an organic design element combining natural materials and flowing lines. Local artwork by San Diego artists is also a huge design element to Alchemy. They change the art frequently, which allows the guests to see how much each artist can dramatically change the vibe of the restaurant. They strive to promote local art and design by rotating art shows for a six week time period, and ending it with a show reception.
This cool company is also constantly working on community-focused initiatives, such as such as healthier food in schools, health insurance for restaurant workers and the SD Hunger Coalition. Roy Troyano, managing co-partner of Alchemy, believes in business that gives back to the community it serves. He is passionate about sustainable food, creative expression and healthy people.
Alchemy’s student cooking class works with the Albert Einstein Academy and McKinley Elementary School teaching children how to prepare delicious meals. Additionally, the Scratch Culinary Education Training Program teaches school food service personnel how to use cooking techniques to support a healthy school food movement.
P.S. If you’re a local San Diego based company that has a passion for sustainability and giving back, we want to hear about it; learn more about “Companies That Care,” and feel free to contact us. Then tune in every month to see what San Diego business will be featured next!