Mes Amis Catering

Ruth Anne VanHolst’s catering company, Mes Amis, offers a variety of healthy foods to the Hamilton community. It also offers employment to a dedicated group of workers, all with unique mental health challenges. The result is a success story worth of attention. – Barry Gray

for a link to Spec reporter Molly Hayes’ story, click here: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5326134-local-catering-company-doubles-as-a-social-enterprise/

 

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Anna Terpstra opening a can. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Anna Terpstra opening a can. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Chopped items in bowls. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Chopped items in bowls. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Crystal Davis making muffins. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Crystal Davis making muffins. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Elaine Kenny chops some potatoes. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Elaine Kenny chops some potatoes. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. From left, Crystal Davis, Ruth Anne VanHolst, Anna Terpstra, Rob Zomer, And Elaine Kenny. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. From left, Crystal Davis, Ruth Anne VanHolst, Anna Terpstra, Rob Zomer, And Elaine Kenny. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Crystal Davis uses a mixer to make muffins. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Crystal Davis uses a mixer to make muffins. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1,2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Rob Zomer cleans out the fridge. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1,2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Rob Zomer cleans out the fridge. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Ruth chops some garlic. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Ruth chops some garlic. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Cutting a squash. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, February 1, 2015 -Ruth Anne VanHolst runs Mes Amis Catering, offering employment opportunities to people struggling with mental health issues. Cutting a squash. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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