• Plates Café and Catering
  • Serving Inspiration
  • A St. John's Shelter Program
  • Monday though Friday
  • Cafe and Catering
  • Located inside Depot Park
  • 916-381-CAFE
  • Serving Inspiration
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  • Serving Inspiration
  • Plates Café and Catering
  • A St. John's Shelter Program
  • 11Cafe and Catering
  • 916-381-CAFE

To launch Plates, St. John's has been fortunate to have the support of so many in the community.  From the donation of the facility, to the facility design, to the painting and construction, to the training of the women, to the legal work required to get this up and running, to the volunteers that joined us for several 'practice lunches'.  This has been a community-wide effort, and we are incredibly grateful to our partners for their support!  They include:

Louis Biggers and the Intel team for the development of the business plan

Sacramento State MBA program for their organizational development work

Depot Park who donated the lease for one year

Cari Cowan and Western Contract for designing the Cafe and so many other projects that went with it

L-19 for shepherding the renovation of the former mess hall into a pretty cool Café

Shawn Eldredge and his crew for their construction assistance

Lumens for the donation of lighting

Scot Crocker for assistance with our name, our tagline and our marketing

Robert Ruggiero of Graphic Ambitions for the design of the logo, web site and menu

Bobbin and Patrick Mulvaney, and their entire Mulvaney's B&L crew for training and supporting our women

Kurt Spataro and the crew at Cafe Bernardo's for training our women

Home Depot who donated over 30 gallons of paint and a lot of lumber

Murphy Austin for many hours of legal work and council

Mark Johnson for his creativity and design skills

Brenda Bisharat for the fabulous photography of our women and the 'befores and afters' of our Café

Foodlink & John Healy for the donation of kitchen and catering supplies

Mosaic Salon for the providing our team with makeovers

Slow Food Sacramento
for organizing and funding our garden