Flavorful Beginnings

Flavorful Beginnings


It's Good to Be Here...

Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Joe Benevento, and I like to rock the funky beets. I'm also a fan of kitchen alchemy, and have spent many years of my life making this magic. Kitchen magic can improve everyone’s day. We all win. That is, unless you didn’t get a plate.

Everyone deserves to live in good health. This begins with a diet of natural, whole foods, prepared with loving attention. Food is medicine, and when treated as such, it can heal the mind, body and spirit.

Dropping Beets is based around this principle: Meals prepared in or for your home, with the love and attention that your family deserves. Wellness begins at home and the greatest joy comes from this healing principle.

After over twenty years in restaurants, I have cooked in a variety of "houses" and found some basic simple truths. No matter how simple the ingredients are, if prepared with attention and care, the dish is certain to satisfy the soul.

The proof is in the bite, when time stops, and nothing else exists but taste and savor. Striving to stop time is a pretty good way to spend any day. Life works best when we slow down occasionally, and stop to smell the spice, taste the sauce, and drink more water.

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"And it's good to be here, gettin' fly with the raps.
We love it where we from, but we kick it where we at.
Bumpin' out with somethin' that pops and transcends..
In amongst the pebbles, we rocks on your blocks"

-"It's Good to Be Here," Digable Planets


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Come & Git It

Some of life's greatest moments are centered on gathering around the dinner table. Maybe it's time for a gathering...

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"Chef Joe is the best! He was the chef for a five day long retreat that I had the joy of attending. The food was a major highlight! Inspired by natures goodness, the food was beautiful to look at and delicious to the taste buds. Not only a fantastic chef, Joe is personable and willing to teach and answer questions. He has a gift that he loves sharing with others and has a positive presence that is contagious. I would highly recommend hiring Dropping Beets for your next event!"

Alycia Patterson | Yoga Retreat in Zion


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