Last year, a sparkly young woman in a black chef’s hat set up shop in the old St. Vincent De Paul building. She painted it gray and installed ovens, refrigerators and freezers and started cooking. Katelyn Banks is committed to producing quality food for catered events, as a personal chef, or for take-out for lunch and dinner. We love seeing the groups of people who come for her cooking classes once a month. Katelyn recently worked with the school system to hire a young woman named Cheyenne, a recent graduate, with the intention of exposing Cheyenne to the world of food retail. The relationship has been very beneficial for Kate’s Catering and Dayton Independent Schools. Katelyn was one of the first recipients of Dayton’s Community Commercial Advantage Program (CCAP) , which is intended to spur economic revitalization in the city’s business district. In the first year six other business opened their doors along with Kate’s Catering and several others are awaiting approval awaiting approval. Kate’s Catering is a positive beacon along the avenue. Happy Anniversary, Katelyn, Brian, Sara, and Cheyenne, the team at Kate’s Catering!