Lifestyle Restaurant Joins Community of Westfield Valencia Town Center
SANTA CLARITA, CA, 09/24/2014 – Today LYFE Kitchen will bring its unique dining experience to the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Santa Clarita, CA. The restaurant breaks conventions by offering delicious food that is good for you, convenient and affordable. In a twist on traditional ribbon cutting ceremonies, the LYFE Kitchen restaurant team invites its new neighbors and friends to join the official “Sproutcutting” today at 3:30 p.m. at the restaurant.
The Valencia restaurant is the 11th LYFE Kitchen in the U.S. It will be led by General Manager, Steve Foshay, who is a local resident and hospitality expert. Foshay said, “I’m proud to be part of LYFE Kitchen since our restaurant gives neighbors in our special community great taste, nutritious food and beverages, in a welcoming environment.”
In addition to Steve and his restaurant team, LYFE Kitchen is supported by a talented culinary team including Chef Art Smith, Executive Chef Jeremy Bringardner, and vegan consultant Chef Tal Ronnen. Each of these culinary artists takes great care to develop dishes using the highest quality, freshest ingredients that meet LYFE Kitchen’s standards for taste, nutrition and social responsibility. “We are constantly challenging ourselves to create recipes that get people excited about eating well,” said Art Smith, Executive Chef of LYFE Kitchen and Oprah Winfrey’s former personal chef. “I proudly describe our food and beverages as delicious, familiar, fun and good for you. You really can Love Your Food Everyday when you dine with us at LYFE Kitchen.” Every dish on the LYFE Kitchen menu features only locally sourced ingredients that are flavored with fresh herbs and spices. In southern California, LYFE Kitchen purchases a variety of exclusively fresh, local fruits and vegetables, including beets, Brussels sprouts, whole garlic, yellow onion, frisee lettuce, and butternut squash to name a few. It also sources local beverages. For instance, LYFE Kitchen has three winery partners located in Santa Barbara County: Au Bon Climat Winery for its Pinot Noir, Beckmen Winery for its Cuvée Le Bec Rhone Blend, and Sanford Winery for its Chardonnay. The menu caters to individual dining philosophies and desires.
Beyond this great, local taste profile, each item is nutritionally optimal at less than 600 calories and 1000 milligrams of sodium. The menu is diverse, offering something for everyone in the family. For instance, guests might select Baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries served with spicy chipotle aioli and topped with fresh parmesan, garlic and herbs and a Pizzadillawich – a stuffed sandwich with melted cheese, fresh roasted vegetables, fresh basil and a hot tomato dipping sauce. If customers are interested in
creating a meal filled with super foods, they might select the Buffalo Chicken Wrap for its avocado, black beans, Greek yogurt and kale. LYFE Kitchen also serves several signature meat and fish dishes, as well as full, special menus for those who choose to eat gluten free, vegetarian or vegan. LYFE Kitchen is also one of the most ethically and environmentally conscious restaurants in the country. It uses 100% grass-fed steaks, antibiotic and hormone free meat and poultry and as many organic ingredients as possible. The restaurant is LEED certified, using low-voltage lighting and 100% recycled material for table and countertops, among other sustainability criteria.
“We are excited to be part of the Santa Clarita community,” said CEO Chance Carlisle. “We’re proud that our neighbors will be able to enjoy good-for-you food in our warm, inviting, eco-friendly dining environment.”
The Valencia restaurant is located at:
LYFE Kitchen Valencia
Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 Valencia Blvd., Suite 3260
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
LYFE Kitchen Valencia is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also offers full catering and delivery. Restaurant hours are Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday–Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
LYFE Kitchen is also hiring at this location, including LYFE Ambassadors, who greet and inform guests and guide them through the menu, to Baristas and Dining Room Specialists who make up the heart of the restaurant, to a full Culinary Team that creates the recipes developed by its award-winning chefs.
ABOUT LYFE KITCHEN
LYFE Kitchen is committed to the idea that great-tasting food can also be affordable and convenient. With choices to please anyone, from flexitarian to vegetarian, omnivore to vegan, our celebrated chefs including Art Smith, Jeremy Bringardner, and vegan consulting chef Tal Ronnen have developed a menu that is as delicious as it is inspiring. Using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible with the highest standards of quality and adhering to the highest level of socially responsibility practices, LYFE Kitchen is creating a new category of lifestyle restaurants.