Is navigating the grocery store or kitchen a challenge? Are you worried about how well your elderly parents are eating? Or are you a new parent who finds it hard to squeeze in time to cook for yourself? Savory Fare is the delicious, nourishing answer for you.
Savory Fare is a frozen and fresh meal delivery service for Rhode Islanders. We prepare our food from scratch with high-quality ingredients that are sourced locally when possible and with attention to the details of fine food preparation. Our mission is to nourish you with meals that delight.
Our founder, Mary Wise Hughes, began Savory Fare because she saw a great need in her community. Leaning on her culinary background (her degree and practical experience in food and nutrition) she began cooking for friends and relatives who did not have enough time to prepare the nutritious meals that they wanted to serve their families. Over the past 10 years, Savory Fare has grown to meet the needs of hundreds of customers from Providence to Newport.
Although Mary has recently retired, Savory Fare will continue her legacy under the new management of Canopy Care Solutions and operate out of the PACE-RI kitchen. Read Mary’s retirement message below.
Dear Savory Fare Clients and Friends:
It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to retire. However, I am happy to say that the business that I started, Savory Fare, will continue beyond my departure. Many of the friendly faces you’ve come to know over the years will also remain as we transition ownership, along with your favorite Savory Fare dishes on the menu.
I am leaving this company in good hands. When Savory Fare began serving clients seven years ago, it became our mission to help you stay in your home and enjoy more leisure in your life by delivering delicious food to your doorstep. In looking for an organization to continue this mission, I reached out to the PACE Organization of RI. This nonprofit health care provider serves elders with complex health challenges and has a mission to help participants remain living at home. They operate a farm-to-table nutrition program for their participants. Our missions aligned perfectly; we both believe that nutritious and delicious food is a vital part of life well-lived.
PACE’s partner company, Canopy Care Solutions will operate Savory Fare starting in early May. Until that time, you will be able to continue to use the same website and phone number to order. You’ll also have food delivered as regularly scheduled.
Thank you for the part you have played in Savory Fare’s success. This business venture has been one of the hardest challenges – and at the same time one of the best adventures -- of my life. It has been a privilege to get to know you. Whether we met at a tasting, or talked on the phone, you have made an impact on my life.
Before saying goodbye, I’d like to acknowledge Lisa Raiola and the team at Hope & Main, the Warren-based culinary incubator that helped launch and grow our business. It’s where Rosa, Shelby, Annette, Norma, Diane, Mary N., and Philippe worked to develop and refine our menu and where our valiant drivers picked up the food to deliver to your doorstep. It took a village to bring Savory Fare to life and each one of these people has played an important role in our success.
As I head into retirement, I thank you for the role that you played in Savory Fare’s success, and I hope that you will continue to support our brand. While management will be changing, Savory Fare’s mission to provide delicious and nutritious food will have the opportunity to expand and grow with the local resources that Canopy Care Solutions can offer.
With appreciation for your loyalty and business,
A Message from the PACE-RI Kitchen
As the chef and food service manager at PACE-RI, I’m very pleased to welcome Savory Fare into our kitchen.
I took on this position at PACE-RI because I believe in power of sharing healthy food with others. Food truly supports the whole person: body, heart and mind. During my time here, I’ve seen firsthand what a difference it makes for our elderly participants to be able to enjoy fresh, local, nutritious, healthy and culturally diverse food.
I am thankful to be able to share our kitchen with a company that clearly shares our values. Mary built Savory Fare on the idea that good, nutritious food is a part of a life well-lived. As customers, I know you’ve appreciated the way that she’s connected with you personally and how she’s created a sense of community through the power of shared food. I wish Mary all the best in her retirement after seven years of growing the business.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Rosa and the rest of the team and have no doubt that they’ll make great use of our space. They’ve built good relationships with other kitchen staff at Hope & Main, and I believe we can replicate that same collaborative atmosphere at PACE-RI. I look forward to exchanging recipes, ideas and techniques with each other.
I look forward to learning from the Savory Fare team and seeing them grow in their new, expanded kitchen.
Chef Stephanie Duquette