Patrick and Bobbin Mulvaney prove that not only fine-dining restaurants and caterers can buy from local farmers, but that locally grown food can be incorporated at many scales and in many outlets. The B&L restaurant and Crocker Museum Café showcase seasonal and local ingredients to visitors from near and far.
The Mulvaneys have sponsored numerous opportunities for low-income youth, including the Jr. Chef Competition, and the Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen. This year, the Mulvaneys and their staff were key contributors to the development and opening of Plates Café and catering, a service learning restaurant for St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children.
Whether bringing local ingredients to culinary mastery, or providing job and life skills to women who need a second chance, Mulvaney’s B&L has deep roots in the food system that feeds the entire community.