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Souplantation / Sweet Tomatoes makes it to D.C

by admin on Friday, June 4, 2010 · 64 comments

in Company News,Fun Stuff,Health & Nutrition

It has been my recent dream to go to the White House and meet Michelle Obama and gab with her. Ironically, we at Souplantation / Sweet Tomatoes were contacted by the International Corporate Chefs Association (ICAA) to give, not me, but someone I am close to, that dream. The ICAA have joined together for the first time with White House Chef Sam Kass to launch an initiative to help educate the next generation of kids about healthy eating.  Our culinary services manager, Michael Schwanemann (who also provides yummy recipes on this blog), has been asked to be part of this exciting program.

The White House announced the “Chefs Move to Schools” program, run through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program will pair chefs with interested schools in their communities so together they can create healthy meals that meet the schools’ dietary guidelines and budgets, while teaching young people about nutrition and making balanced and healthy choices.  With more than 31 million children participating in the National School Lunch Program and more than 11 million participating in the National School Breakfast Program, good nutrition at school is more important than ever.

The chefs that had the pleasure of attending had the fun of going on the White House grounds, visit the White House garden, hear the First Lady (and other celebrity speakers) speak in person, and have the experience of being part of the launch of an exciting new initiative.   Souplantation / Sweet Tomatoes  is excited to be a part of this program and for Mike to be representing the company this week.

I am so happy for Mike! I asked him to come back with many photos so I can live my dream through his visit. Hopefully we can report on his visit soon and our upcoming program with Chefs to Move School. Stay tuned!

Mike is there right now!!! here are some photos he just sent minutes ago!!

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{ 64 comments… read them below or add one }

Christa Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm

PLEEEAAASE come to DC, we desperately need you here. I’ll even drive over to VA if I have to :) Or, let me franchise.


Gwen Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:19 am

I second that emotion. We seldom get to use our coupons on the East Coast U.S. Sweet Tomatoes is only in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. I hunt them down and have eaten there in Florida and Kansas City, MO. Please bring some to the DC Metro area. They are truly “one of a kind” restaurants. Information on Franchising would be helpful too. Thanks.


Lee Goldsmith Monday, August 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Mr S. i’ve been mostly vegan for since everyone in my family has had or died of heart disease. Everyone said it was heredity? I said it was lifestyle and i’ve lowed my cholesterol to 145 through diet and exercise and never a supplement. I recently sold my chain of health clubs and would love to help fight the fight. As very few people have the passion, knowledge,and motivation to get anyone moving more and eating more whole foods with a sparkle in my eye. I would love to speak with you about adding more value to your mission. Most people spend all there health trying to get there wealth and then they try spend all there wealth to get there health back? Sometimes it works and sometime it doesn’t. I would also like to talk with you about using Soup Plantation as a learning ground! Thanks


Mrs. Pickett Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 5:47 am

Mrs. P-
My family and I were invited to dinner to Sweet Tomatoes in Orlando for the first time. My husband and I were surprisingly amazed at the menu and the fresh produce that was offered. We were extremely delighted and full when we left. Thanks for a wonderful dinning experience. Please come to Northern Virginia….we need you here!!!!! The cliental is abundant in Northern Virginia.


Laura Olinger Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I am originally from CA and LOVE Souplantation. I’ve been in VA for 10 years and hope and wish that Souplantation or Sweet Tomatoes can make it East to either Richmond or DC. Eating healthier is hitting huge right now in Richmond and there is nothing like Souplantation in VA. PLEASE consider coming out here:):).


Terry Lisowski Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:22 am

Take a look at Metuchen/Edison or Scotch Plains/Westfield NJ as a location for a Sweet Tomatoes. We REALLY need one here!!


Audrey Monday, October 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Please open a Sweet Tomatos in the DC area. I’d prefer Maryland; but, we’d love
to be able to drive to one of you restaurants.


sarah Monday, December 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Even though I haven’t lived in VA for years my family is still there. VA really needs Sweet Tomato restaurants as well as D.C.


James Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

Bring your awesome food here to DC please please please


Taste Rigth Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm

We are looking forward to seeing Sweetomatoes flourishing here in DC areas so that we enjoyed healthy buffets like we have in California.


Michelle Ledesma-Borowski Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

I’m originally from California but now live just outside of the D.C. Metro area in Waldorf, Maryland. What would it take to bring your restaurant to our area? I can’t imagine that it would generate anything less than stellar revenues not to mention provide the need for healthier options for American families living in this area. Would love to be involved in this expansion. Thanks for your consideration and keep up the fab work!


admin Monday, June 23, 2014 at 8:16 am

Thank you for liking us so much, Michelle! We don’t currently have any expansion plans, but we will let you know when we do!


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