Taziki’s Mediterranean Café Virginia Launches “HOPE” Program

Taziki's Mediterranean Café Virginia Launches

Partnership between area programs and Taziki’s teaches students with special needs

Taziki's Mediterranean Café Virginia Launches Richmond, VA( RestaurantNews.com) Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe has propelled the HOPE Program “Herbs Offering Personal Enrichment” in Virginia.

The HOPE Program is a partnership between area programs and Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe to teach students with special needs all aspects of the herb business, expending abilities that are able to change to other jobs.

The program originally began after Taziki’s founder Keith Richards decided to get more involved with special needs education. His restaurants had been applying people with special needs, but he recognized they needed more opportunities.

“We are thrilled to create opportunities and a radiant future for students from all the regions of the Richmond area, ” said David Webber, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe- Richmond. “Planning the HOPE program kick off in Virginia this year has been an arousing partnership with the community.”

Taziki’s three Richmond-area orientations have propelled the HOPE Program supporting numerous different schools in their vicinity areas.


The Winterpock location at 14221 Hull Street Road regularly hosts students from neighbourhood high schools for in-store herb classes.

Clover Hill High School students ought to have learning how to grow and maintain herbs. Four of the students come to work on Mondays and Wednesdays as part of their job-training program.

Manchester High School students attend in-store herb classes at the Winterpock location. Following the in-store herb class, they have then been growing herbs at their clas and selling them to the Winterpock restaurant location.

The fresh, locally stretched herbs- parsley, oregano, cilantro, basil and rosemary- will allow us to flavor the restaurant’s Mediterranean-style foods.

The Winterpock location also has a “HOPE” employee specified Mark Boone who has downs condition and has been is used by Taziki’s for over a year. One of his favorite responsibilities is helping with the in-store herb classes.


The Stonehenge location at 12643 Stone Village Way has two “HOPE” hires, Daniella and Justin, both of which ought to have is used by Taziki’s for over a year. They both assist with various front-of-house tasks while they welcome guests to enjoy Taziki’s meals.

Justin uses a tablet to give and is exerted through a partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University that is preparing him for future employment.

This location is also collaborating with Midlothian High School to do an in-store herb class with special needs students. Following the in-store herb class, Midlothian High School students will begin thriving herbs and will be coming to job skills training world-class as at the restaurant.


The Innsbrook location at 4024 -C Cox Road in Glen Allen legions Northstar Academy’s hospitality classes each week on Tuesdays. The post-graduate hospitality special needs students learn both stocking and important emptying practices.

Also, a new partnership with Henrico County Schools is underway for the HOPE Program at the Innsbrook Store through alternative solutions institution, The Academy at Virginia Randolph. The alternative clas has a greenhouse students have been given the task of mentoring the special needs class to change herbs.

The Innsbrook location has one “HOPE” employee, Annie Callahan, “whove been” employed by Taziki’s for close to five years old. “Shes working” full switchings ranging menu to counters and is a breakfast nook “smile specialist”.

Taziki’s menu is known for its original chef-driven recipes readied daily from more than 100 fresh induce entries as well as more than 60 herbs and spices flavoring the menu; including freshly grilled meats, original sauces and healthy surface bowls, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Taziki’s does not use fryers or microwaves while preparing meals for customers.

The restaurant’s website, tazikiscafe.com, renders descriptions of each entree as well as nutritional information.

About Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Taziki’s is a rapidly expanding brand, appointed one of America’s fastest growing commanders by Inc. 5000 in the fresh-casual manufacture. Having more than tripled in sizing since 2011, Taziki’s has more than 88 restaurant places, encompassing across 17 nations nationally. Development projects include building the firebrand in existing groceries, as well as penetrated into brand-new areas across the country by 2023.

The essence of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe was determined by performing fresh parts and hand-cut fleshes daily. The Mediterranean affect in our mention reiterates across our chef-inspired cuisine but is friendly for any person, anywhere. We take pride in the made-from-scratch food that nourishes our customers daily and the artisanship that moves behind doing so without the use of fryers, freezers, or microwaves.

We thrive on the words included in our culture compass: connection, challenge, collaboration, details, and fresh. These principles are performed through our mission to create an environment that combines singular menu with meaningful human connection.

Visit Tazikiscafe.com for more information. Follow phenomena and advertisements on Twitter- @Tazikis, Instagram- @tazikis and on Facebook- Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe- @TazikisMedCafe.

Contact: Holly Lollar, APR 205-807-3759 holly @thelollargroup. com

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