Z’s Café & Catering Named Small Business of the Year — Healthy eating in Fort Worth from boxed lunches to wedding receptions

Z’s Café & Catering Named Small Business Of The Year — Healthy Eating In Fort Worth From Boxed Lunches To Wedding Receptions

Z’s Café & Catering Named Small Business of the Year

February 27, 2017

Z’s Café and Catering named Small Business of the Year by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Fort Worth, Texas – Social Enterprise Recognized for Empowering Low-Income, Reentrants

Z’s Café & Catering has received the 2017 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. General Manager, Carlo Capua and Chef Janet Z. Capua accepted the award at Mayor Betsy Price’s State of the City address at the Fort Worth Convention Center February 22.

Z’s Café & Catering won in the “1-10 Employees” category and was chosen from a field of 147 nominees in four categories based on number of employees. Criteria for the award are business growth and performance, sound business strategies and practices, customer service strategies, business challenges, unique and innovative approaches, and community involvement.

“The motto of ‘Food, Family, Friends’ is the heart of our philosophy and some of our proudest achievements have been witnessing our staff do things both they, and society, once thought impossible. In other words, they shine even brighter than we could have imagined.” said Carlo, general manager Z’s Cafe. “We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this process, but more importantly, we are thrilled to have our employees recognized for all they have accomplished both personally and professionally.”

Z’s Café & Catering is a social enterprise. Z’s Café is partnered with local non-profit Samaritan House, providing jobs to low-income individuals while offering delicious, homemade fare. Inspired by recipes from Chef Janet’s collection, managed by son Carlo, and kept running by residents from Samaritan House, Z’s Café proves that it’s more than just money; together we CAN make a difference.

“Small businesses may not make big headlines, but they are the foundation of a thriving economy,” said Sherry Green, chairman of the Chamber’s Small Business Council committee and president of Technology Team, a previous award winner. “These passionate and determined business owners reflect the pioneering spirit of our city and the diversity of Fort Worth’s business base.”

Each finalist was judged by a panel of Fort Worth Chamber business owners and professionals, most of them past award winners. Top entrepreneurial students from Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business were also among the judges.

Northstar Bank is presenting sponsor of the Small Business of the Year Awards. Additional sponsors of the program are BB&T, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Clifton Larsen Allen (CLA), TCU’s Neeley School of Business, Tarleton State University-Fort Worth, Wells Fargo, Cendera Center and Fort Worth Business.

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