What is Social Enterprise?
According to the Center for Social Enterprise, the term is described as follows: social enterprises are revenue-generating businesses with a twist. Whether operated by a non-profit organization or by a for-profit company, a social enterprise has two goals: to achieve social, cultural, community economic and/or environmental outcomes; and to earn revenue. In Manna’s case, the revenue earned from its social enterprise program circles back to Manna’s main objective, which is feeding people in need.
Catering through Manna
Manna’s chef, Seanan Culloty, takes on catering jobs with the mission of bettering the community. His culinary background includes graduating from Michigan's Great Lakes Culinary Institute, working at several local restaurants, and spending seven years as Executive Chef at Ken & Sues - a Durango favorite. A well-known chef in the local industry, Seanan's accolades include:
-Participating in the annual Chef's Showcase fundraiser for SASO
-Winning Judge's Choice and Best Cuisine at Men Who Grill 2019, a Women's Resource Center fundraiser
-Serving as Treasurer for the Durango chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association
-Auctioning off his culinary skills at various nonprofit fundraisers and giving bidders the opportunity to have him cook a gourmet meal in their home