Who We Are

A Social Enterprise:

As a Social Enterprise, we are committed to making the world a better place. While a non-profit courts donors to support programming that improves their community, and for-profits exist solely to make a profit, the community be damned, a Social Enterprise funds their own business model so they can make a real and positive impact . We provide (and charge for) services such as Full Service Catering, Event Planning, Contract Food Service, Non-Profit Program Administration, Consulting, and more, which have a real and true value to our clients. This revenue stream allows us to fulfill our mission of Self-Sufficiency Education, Job Training, Employment, Advocacy, and Food Policy.

To read more about Social Enterprise, click here.

To find out more about our programs, and how we make a difference in the community, click [[here]].

Our People:

Jeff Zearfoss

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
-Mahatma Gandhi


Jeff moved to Colorado in 2005 after completing a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Penn State University. He spent 8 years managing restaurants for high-end resorts while also dedicating time to leadership roles with the Marian House Soup Kitchen, Leadership Pikes Peak, and Early Connections Learning Centers. A serial entrepreneur with a passion for making a difference, Jeff knew his next venture would be a Social Enterprise. He directs all aspects of the business, from playing chef to growth and business development to marketing and community outreach. A Certified Sommelier, Jeff loves teaching about wine, beer and spirits. He also enjoys his family, music, cars, and computers. Find Jeff at jeff@cccatering.org.

Melissa Lofton

“Once there is seeing, there must be acting. Otherwise, what is the use of seeing?”
-Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Master

With552127_565131870758_792066313_n a background in Healthcare Administration and Grant-Writing, Melissa is excited to direct her energy towards making a positive impact in the community. Melissa eared a Bachelors of Journalism from The University of Texas and an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston, and now finds herself working every aspect of the business, from new project development and event management to human resources and strategic planning. Melissa has passed her first level Sommelier Certification and the first level of the Cicerone Beer Certification. She enjoys quiet time at home with her family, reading, and finding herself on unplanned adventures. Melissa can be reached at melissa@cccatering.org.