Mindfully Prepared Detroit-Local Catering
Detroit Evolution emerged in 2006 and has shared Food Education Classes, Local Catering, Yoga, Bodywork, Nutritional Counseling and Sustainable Lifestyle Training since. Co-Founders Angela and Gregg Newsom strive to raise awareness of the importance of neighborhood-level relocalization in Detroit.
Detroit Evolution’s current focus is on the development and promotion of community-driven urban cottage micro-economies, recognizing existing community kitchens and urban agriculture as viable foundations for future growth. Our current collaborative programs include the Corktown Community Kitchen, People’s Yoga Detroit and Detroit Domes. We support this work, and the work of our allies, by providing healthy, mindfully prepared and locally sourced catering for Detroit events small and large.
“Conscious eating includes processes beyond knowing calorie counts and nutritional information. It includes knowing where food comes from, how it’s made and how it impacts the world around us.” ~Angela Newsom
The realization that food can create change is empowering, and we strive to bring that potential to every Detroit Evolution event. We have a fierce loyalty to the farmers and producers in Detroit and strive to purchase our ingredients directly from the Detroit soil whenever possible. Everything else is as local and pure as we can get. We buy in bulk, compost, and recycle, bringing our events very close to zero waste.
Detroit Evolution is informed and inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Earth Charter, the People of Color Environmental Justice “Principles of Working Together“, Humane Education, and the City of Detroit Policy on Food Security. Improving access to and awareness of healthy local foods is a vital aspect of our mission
We believe that co-creating a sustainable relocalized Detroit demands dedication to providing a living, sustainable wage and to fair trade practices, as well as active participation in undoing racism, and a deep commitment to raising awareness of social and environmental justice issues in the city.