our story

We prepare and serve food in a way that consistently aligns with our core values, providing an unparalleled level of service and integrity in everything we do. From our workplace and event catering to our Brite Bites fresh snacks and even in our cafe, we use organic, local, sustainably-grown and produced foods that bring forth a superior quality and provide both sustenance and pleasure. In the end, our reputation speaks for itself, as all of our business and growth has come from word of mouth.

 

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We curate cultures and build success.

 

Green Heart Foods CEO, Lisa Chatham, founded the business in her home kitchen with a passion for food and a desire to make a difference. The business took off immediately with word-of-mouth referrals. After years of outgrowing kitchens, Green Heart Foods now has a café in the Mission District for healthier take-away food and a state-of-the-art kitchen facility in San Francisco. The Green Heart Foods headquarters is a study in making a difference in the food ecosystem while curating a satisfying workplace. Our employees enjoy some of the same perks our catered guests experience: a yoga room, beautiful lunch buffets, and a healthy work environment. We see first hand how culture affects the quality of work.

We spend the majority of our lives at work. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as our lives are balanced, harmonious, and enjoyable. I personally LOVE work. In the past few years of building Green Heart Foods and partnering with companies to improve their workplaces, I’ve learned how we can raise the bar higher so that work feels better.
— Lisa Chatham, CEO

Giving Back

We know that what we do has an impact on our environment. That is why we partner with 3Degrees to off-set the carbon impact of our cooking and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to off-set our electricity usage. We also contribute annually to the Pachamama Alliance, a global community committed to creating a sustainable future while protecting indigenous peoples and lands.

 

 

Our Values

 
Integrity
unity, unification, coherence, cohesion, togetherness, solidarity, respect for the plants and animals who feed us
 
Evolution
development, advancement, growth, rise, progress, expansion, unfolding, consideration about how our decisions and actions affect future people and environment

 

Balance
fairness, justice, impartiality, evenhandedness, egalitarianism, equal opportunity, equilibrium in meal planning
 
Hospitality
friendliness, warmth, helpfulness, kindness, congeniality, geniality, generosity
 

 

The Team

We are a collection of colorful characters, hailing from all over the world, with experience in all aspects of food service. We’re all devoted to exceptional food and hospitality in a mindful work environment.

 

Lisa Chatham
CEO

My path with Green Heart Foods began in 2009. I moved to San Francisco after 10 years in Upstate New York where I attended the Culinary Institute of America ... read more

Todd Cooley
Director of People & Culture

What a pleasure and privilege it is to work with Green Heart Foods! I find joy inhabiting a position here that unites my previous work in human development ... read more

 
 
Edwin Rosales Kitchen Manager Previously, I was master of biscuits and fried chicken at the Front Porch in San  Francisco ... read more


Edwin Rosales
Kitchen Manager

Previously, I was master of biscuits and fried chicken at the Front Porch in San  Francisco ... read more

Giacomo Savoia Purchaser Growing up, eating a meal with my family and friends has been the thing I look forward to ... read more


Giacomo Savoia
Purchaser

Growing up, eating a meal with my family and friends has been the thing I look forward to ... read more

Gerardo Santamaria Assistant Kitchen Manager


Gerardo Santamaria
Assistant Kitchen Manager

 
Hosts  


Hosts
 


Delivery Crew
 


Cafe Crew
 

 

 

CAREERS

Looking to do food differently? Want to have an evolving role in our company? Check out the positions below.

 

Executive Chef
San Francisco, CA