Mother’s Day at Jay’s
Employee Spotlight – Loyd Smith
What is your favorite dish at Jay’s?
My favorite dish at Jay’s is the Salmon with white rice, carrots and broccoli glazed with Teriyaki Sauce.
I created this dish at home with my partner. She and I fell in love with the flavors. It is very simple to make at home and will impress anyone.
Where is the most exciting place you have ever been?
The most exciting place I have ever been is Hawaii! I spent a week there for my brothers wedding. The road to Hana in Maui is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I highly recommend this destination.
Do you have a special talent, guilty pleasure or interesting hobby you’d like to share?
A special talent of mine is making music. I have a home studio where I create hip hop beats and songs. This is not only a great hobby but is also a great version of therapy. It helps me create and understand who I am on a personal level.
Chef Loyd’s Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 Cup Water
- ½ Cup Soy Sauce
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ Cup Honey
- Tbsp Chopped Garlic
- Tsp Chopped Ginger
- Tsp Red Pepper Flake
Mix all ingredients in a sauce pot and reduce over heat until thickened.
Local Partner – Mulberry Community Gardens
We are very grateful to Mulberry Community Gardens for accepting compost from the restaurant. The composting of food waste contributes to Jay’s ability to be an environmentally responsible business. The composting operation at Mulberry Community Gardens is quite extensive and contributes to the volume of food they are able to grow.
The mission of the Mulberry Community Gardens is to educate and engage the community through hands-on organic gardening opportunities for youth and adults; to provide an inclusive and community-centered environment to share information, materials, plants and technical assistance; and to practice and promote a “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” philosophy to carry out all of our objectives.
The Philosophy used to achieve this mission: Mulberry Community Gardens is a communal gardening spot and neighborhood area where all are encouraged to participate in growing food, helping neighbors, and inspiring others to become more involved with their natural surroundings. Mulberry Community Gardens is located on a 1- acre plot with two gardens, native food plants, a neighborhood compost drop-off and pick-up site, goats, and chickens.
Mulberry Community Gardens works in collaborations with other non-profits to address local food security and environmental issues; local businesses that support our mission and provide us with donations such as fruit trees and compost, and the Poudre School District, which enables us to reach younger community members and provide educational enrichment programs. It is with the support that Mulberry Community Gardens is able to be viable and provide the best services to our community.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering at the Garden please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like vegetables for your home, check out the annual Mulberry Community Gardens Plant Sale on Saturday, May 15th from 9am-1pm.