Lancaster Connects

Lancaster Connects

Storytelling Through Food with Chef Oliver Saye and Beverley Doody: Episode 105

August 07, 2023

This episode features two remarkable guests who have made significant contributions to their communities through their passions and expertise.

Our first guest is Chef Oliver Saye, a seasoned culinary expert with over 30 years of experience in the food service industry. Hailing from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Chef's journey has taken him from the world of fine dining to retirement communities and not-for-profit organizations. In 2017, he embarked on a new venture, establishing his private business, which now encompasses private catering, food truck operations, staff lunches, retail outlets, and a stand at Lancaster Central Market.

But Chef's story goes beyond mere entrepreneurship. In September 2019, he was selected for the prestigious 18-month Baldwin Program, sponsored by the Lancaster County Community Foundation. This program was a turning point for Chef Oliver, as it led him to undertake a special project that gave birth to "Homage" - a business with a unique purpose. Homage artfully weaves together the tale of his West African ancestors and their journey through the transatlantic slave trade of the Americas, all through the lens of food.

Our second guest, Beverley, is a passionate advocate for small businesses in the Lancaster-Lebanon area. As a Certified Mentor with SCORE, she has dedicated her time and expertise to empower local entrepreneurs. With a vast HR background spanning over 35 years, Beverley has dealt with various challenges and delivered successful business solutions across different regions worldwide. Her recent focus on mergers and acquisitions has equipped her with valuable insights into the intricacies of business growth and development.

Whether you're a food enthusiast, an aspiring entrepreneur, or simply curious about the fusion of passion and purpose, this episode is not to be missed! Tune in and be inspired.