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Read on as we chat with Tessa Clark, a Cincinnati-based designer competing for a $250,000 grand prize on the next season of Project Runway.

Photos by Brooke Shanesy

DAAP graduate, entrepreneur, boutique owner and fashion designer Tessa Clark, can now add a new title to her resume: reality television contestant. 

As a contestant on Project Runway Season 17, Clark will be competing against 15 other designers for a $250,000 grand prize. “I have watched Project Runway for years,” Clark says. “After I applied, I binge-watched the show and came to terms with what would happen if I got in or not. It is still so surreal the fact that I will be able to watch myself on television.”

Clark’s passion for fashion first sparked in early childhood. My upbringing wasn’t the norm, so it provided me with a lifetime of inspiration to pull from, I often think back to where I grew up and describe it as magical,” she explained in a previous Cincy Chic interview about her eco-friendly clothing line, Grind and Glaze. “Every day, I lived in my own universe and playground.”

Since then, she fostered her childhood-like wonder and applied it to her career. “I have learned that fashion is not just a ‘frilly’ career; it has real opportunity within a large industry,” Clark says, now the owner of Idlewild Woman, an OTR-based boutique, continuing to grow her own clothing line, Grind and Glaze, and serving as a proud member of Sew Valley.

Tessa Clark

While each day holds a different adventure, especially since Project Runway, Clark says it’s important for her to stay loyal to her roots. “Throughout the whole process of being on the show, I found myself making my strongest work when I remained true to myself as a designer. I pulled roots of inspiration out of everything and anything, and I am finding myself doing that now in my day-to-day life. The show really reinforced what my own personal morals and values are as a designer for me.” 

One value in particular that is extremely important to Clark is the power of sustainability and eco-friendliness within garments. One of my passions is to educate consumers –that’s everyone– about this topic,” she says. “The textile industry is the second largest pollutant in the world, after oil. That is largely due to the fast fashion industry. Most consumers are not educated on the destruction that the fast fashion industry has on earth.”

Project Runway is known for bringing talented designers from all different backgrounds together to compete on one platform“Competing on the show was a blast because getting to know the other 16 designers was so amazing,” she says. “They were all from different walks of life and each held such a diverse background. Designing alongside them while we filmed in Brooklyn was a dream come true.”

The cameras may have stopped rolling, but that hasn’t stopped Clark from diving deeper into the world of fashion. “In the future, I see myself eventually wholesaling my garments in places other than IdleWild Woman,” she explains. “I would love to take my garments to market and eventually have a showroom in NYC, maybe even spot my garments at fashion week. I want to represent Cincinnati well and bring national light to our fashion-forward cityAs far as sustainability in fashion, I strive to make it a standard, not just a trend.” 

You can watch Tessa compete during the television premiere of Project Runway Season 17 on March 14th at 8pm EST on Bravo.

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The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is now accepting applications for a program that helps prepare women for the next step in their careers. Read on to learn more.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is taking on leadership development with its 10-month WE Lead program

According to Tamara Lang, Women Excel Programs Leader at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, WE Lead is a 10-month executive leadership development experience for high-potential, goal-oriented women who are preparing for the next level of their career.

“Participants are high achieving women who are being assigned increasing levels of responsibility within their organization,” explains Lang. “Through a combination of professional development and executive coaching, WE Lead prepares, positions, and empowers talented women to move into higher leadership roles at the senior level.”

WE Lead dates back to 2005 and the Pulse Study on the Status of Women & Girls in Greater Cincinnati, which was completed by The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

The study found that there was a lack of women in senior leadership positions within the Cincinnati business community as well as a lack of resources available to help high-potential women prepare for those senior leadership positions – ultimately affecting the talent pipeline.

“The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber reviewed the data and decided to address the problem through Women Excel, a platform of programs designed to provide networking, education, and leadership development for women in business,” says Lang. “WE Lead is the flagship program of Women Excel.”

The program, which is a competitive program, runs for 10 months, beginning with a kick-off and two-day overnight retreat in September. Lang says that there are five, full-day sessions every other month when participants engage in experiences and presentations around various leadership topics.

“On the alternate months, participants meet for half-day mastermind group coaching sessions led by a professional executive leadership coach,” she explains. “Participants also enjoy two private sessions with the coach – and graduate in June.”

Ideally, candidates for the program a high-potential, goal-oriented women who are actively preparing for the next level of their career.

“The ideal candidate has been identified by her organization as being on track for promotion within two years or less; or has herself identified a leadership role to which she wants to ascend,” adds Lang.

Applications for WE Lead opened up on February 28 and will be available for submission through May 24, 2019.

Although competitive, the program maintains its focus on both the personal and professional development of its participants in order to help them grow as an overall individual rather than just a professional individual.

“Most leadership programs focus solely on the professional – relationship leadership, negotiations, executive presence, etc.,” says Lang. “But we bring our whole selves to work. We don’t leave the personal at the door when we step inside an office. It is important to have a whole-person approach for leadership development.”

WE Lead focuses on the whole woman rather than just what she does from 9-5. “Having the mastermind coaching groups, the executive leadership coaching, and the professional development creates a comprehensive leadership experience that positions and empowers women for the next step,” says Lang.

To learn more about the WE Lead program, click here.

You can also learn more about other leadership programs by clicking here.

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From a dependable last minute sitter and summer camp pick up or study help and an extra hand around the house, learn about a local service that's a life-saver for moms.

Lauren Hardy (right) SMS Cincinnati owner, and Melissa Wolfe (left) SMS Fort Worth owner

Thanks to Sitting Made Simple, you can easily connect with local babysitters.

“We make finding a babysitter easy for families in the Queen City,” says Lauren Hardy, Founder of Sitting Made Simple Cincinnati. “Whether you need a last-minute sitter, before and after school care, summer sitting – Sitting Made Simple Cincinnati has you covered.”

Sitting Made Simple was originally launched in Columbus a little over 10 years ago by Amanda Knapp. She then decided to franchise the brand about four years ago and Sitting Made Simple is now offered in nine major U.S. cities with goals to open more later this year.

The inspiration behind Sitting Made Simple in Cincinnati comes from Hardy’s own desire to provide other families in the city and community with a needed childcare option.

“I always had a hard time finding safe, qualified caregivers to watch my children, and I was always left so frustrated,” she explains. “We had tried everything and it felt like our options always revolved around someone else’s schedule or time.”

Sitting Made Simple offers everything from last-minute sitters to sick kids, holiday sitters, summer sitters, before and after school drop-offs and pickups, family sharing options, and church or event sitting.

“We really do it all,” says Hardy. “We offer spring, summer, and fall programs for those who know that they have regular care needs and want to set up a sitter in advance. We also offer booking discounts for those booking days in bulk to keep it easy, and also have a referral program for members.”

Existing members who refer new families can get free scheduling fees and earn credits toward nights out.

Currently, Sitting Made Simple is preparing for the summer program, which begins sign ups on March 4. And because Sitting Made Simple is in nine different cities, members of Sitting Made Simple can sign up for care in any of those cities to help make travel easier.

While the services available are convenient for busy families, Sitting Made Simple is unique in that it does all the hardwork for you.

“We do all of our own interviews in person,” says Hardy. “There is no one that I hire that I would not let watch my own children. We go through a rigorous background and driving check, we gather references, and lastly and most importantly, we CPR train all of our sitters.”

Additionally, all of the sitters from Sitting Made Simple are held to a higher standard and are held accountable for their appointments.

“If there is ever an issue, there is always someone in the office who is ready to take care of it and solve the problem, should one arise,” adds Hardy. “We are full-service, not just an app or a website, there is a local mom behind it all and I am always here for you.”

Hardy says Sitting Made Simple is always on the lookout for new businesses to partner with as they offer corporate memberships with employee discounts and free scheduling credits.

To learn more about Sitting Made Simple, click here< www.sittingmadesimple.com/cincinnati >, follow along on Instagram<@sms_cincinnati>, or “like” them on Facebook<@SMS Cincinnati >.

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Get fit and feel alive when at this Cincinnati-based fitness studio with three locations (and soon a fourth!) around the Tri-State.

 

Feel like your New Year’s Resolution is waning? Body Alive can reignite that fire.

“Body Alive is Cincinnati’s premier fitness studio, which offers high energy fitness classes like hot yoga, cardio, barre, and hot mat pilates, at the most competitive prices in the Tri-State area,” explains Katie Massa, Director of Business Development. “We recruit the city’s top fitness instructors to provide alignment support for our beginner students, while at the same time challenging our more advanced students. Regardless of your fitness level and experience, expect to sweat during each and every workout.”

Cincinnati has a booming health and fitness industry, and owners Paul and Stephanie were ahead of this trend.

Massa says the the commercial gyms weren’t able to keep clients motivated or help them see the results they were looking for.

“Clients missed community atmosphere found at the other boutique studios around the city,” she says. “However, even then the studios’ monthly memberships were extremely expensive, and the class schedules lacked variety.”

This is where Body Alive came in. Body Alive offers affordable, high-quality fitness classes that are geared to beginner and experienced students. The instructors at Body Alive are trained to deliver a fun, safe, and effective workout through choreographed exercises and upbeat music.

“Today, Body Alive members may choose over 6 different workouts from 3 studio locations,” she says. “Each studio provides a welcoming atmosphere staffed by dedicated, certified instructors pushing our students to become confident, stronger individuals in order to feel more alive.”

Massa says owners Paul and Stephanie are dedicated to playing an active role in the development and growth of Body Alive. “Together, Paul and Stephanie have created a brand that offers a variety of classes taught by knowledgeable and energetic instructors in state-of-the-art studios at a price that can’t be beat,” she adds.

There are beginner-friendly heated and unheated classes available at Body Alive that are designed to tone and lengthen your muscles while improving your balance and strength.

Hot Power Yoga, Hot Body Sculpt, and Hot Mat Pilates are in the 102-degree hot room with 40 percent humidity, which, Massa says, allows the muscles to open and releases toxins from the body.

Students may also choose to participate in non-heated workouts like cardio, bounce, and barre classes that focus on core, strength, and endurance. Cycling classes are currently offered only at the Kenwood studio.

“Students work on small, isolated movements to ensure every muscle group is getting toned and stronger while also getting their heart rate up,” says Massa.

There are several benefits to working out at Body Alive, with over 40 unheated and heated classes offered daily across the three studio locations. “Students can easily find a fun workout class to sign up for to accommodate his or her schedule between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm on the weekdays,” says Massa.

With every membership and class pass, clients may participate in any class (except cycle) at any studio location! There are also special discounts for those who qualify, which includes nonprofit, public, educational, and business member employees.

Those options include:

  • $60/month for unlimited classes 
  • $75 for 10 classes (valid 6 months) 
  • $40 for 5 classes (valid 6 months)

Because Body Alive is dedicated to serving its community, it offers special deals to the community. Cincy Chic subscribers can sign up for their first class for free by emailing kmassa@bodyalivefitness.com or visiting the tab “Special Pricing” on their website.

Other exclusive member benefits include 25% off Body Alive merchandise, free workshops, and free friends as well as discounts at local businesses including Alba Beauty Studio, Wild Eggs, and Rooted Juicery.

There are three Body Alive studios throughout Cincinnati: Kenwood, Oakley, and Mason, with a fourth location in Crestview Hills opening this summer.

With every membership and class pass, students are able to access every Body Alive location.

To learn more about classes or to register for one at Body Alive, visit www.bodyalivefitness.com or send an email to info@bodyalivefitness.com. You can also follow along on Instagram and Facebook for promotional deals and schedule updates.

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A grad student wants to bring awareness to the effects of domestic violence by training stylists to recognize the signs. Read on for more information.

501 Salon & Spa Professionals received the first round of Highlights for Hope Training in the Fall 2018. (Photo provided)

People from across the country are ready to bring an end to domestic violence. There’s a mission a little closer to home from Taylor Zumwalt, a grad student working on her masters in Social Work at Northern Kentucky University.

Zumwalt was inspired to launch an awareness-based training called Highlights of Hope to help bring attention to domestic violence.

“Recently, Illinois passed a law which requires salon professionals to receive training in recognizing victims of domestic violence,” explains Zumwalt. “Many stylists report a great deal of disclosure from their clients and have a unique opportunity to provide resources to those experiencing domestic violence, as well as to act as a voice within the community to raise awareness about this epidemic.”

Although there is currently no law in the Greater Cincinnati area regarding domestic violence training for salon professionals, Zumwalt has started her own version of training.

Taylor Zumwalt

“This presentation provides stylists with information about how to identify signs of intimate partner violence and local resources to provide to clients who may be in danger,” she says. “Moreover, it empowers stylists to have informed conversations with their clients about domestic violence and reduce the stigma surrounding this topic.”

Salons interested in participating can do the training at their salon and at whatever time they find to be the most convenient. Zumwalt says she’s also met with individual stylists at local libraries when they’re interested in participating in the training.

Although the training in Highlights of Hope was specifically designed for hairstylists, Zumwalt says that she’s more than happy to tailor other trainings for other individuals involved with the public, including store clerks, librarians, etc.

“Domestic violence is such a pervasive issue that it can affect anyone,” she says. “Therefore, I see value in anyone learning more about the signs and ways to help. I always encourage anyone who would like to get involved to share this idea with their own stylists, as word-of-mouth has been the greatest asset in getting salons on board.”

Overall, Zumwalt wants to be able to help those who are affected by domestic violence learn about the resources they have available to them and how they can leave those relationships while also raising awareness on the issue.

“We can’t fix problems we don’t walk about and, right now, many people don’t talk about domestic violence,” says Zumwalt. “Empowering individuals to have those conversations, reduce the taboo, and, hopefully, reach those need help is our ultimate goal.”

To learn more about Highlights of Hope or to follow the story you can do so on Facebook. Anyone interested in talking more about training can send an email to highlightsofhope@gmail.com.

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Learn about a local gift wrapping service that not only takes that to-do off your list, but offers custom wrapping that’ll add a huge wow factor!

 

Cincy Chic: What is The Wraperie?
Hilary Halverstadt, Owner of The Wraperie:The Wraperie is a custom gift wrapping service located in Park Hills, Kentucky. We serve the greater Cincinnati area with our custom gift wrapping for all occasions.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind your business?

Halverstadt: It was my vision to have my own gift wrapping business one day to help save time for customers and to not just wrap but design “looks” for wrapping, similar to my fashion background. Our custom wrapping looks are unique, ever-changing, and customized to create joy! Gifts are something personal and the wrapping should mirror that.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?

Halverstadt: I’m Hilary and the CEO of The Wraperie. I have a Fashion Merchandising degree from Kent State University (near Cleveland) and have worked previously in the retail business. I noticed with many larger department stores and even boutiques, the gift wrapping department was extinct. Customers especially during the yearly demanding holiday season were asking about gift wrapping. All the store could offer was maybe a box or bag with a small amount of ribbon or two pieces of tissue paper. This was concerning to me because running out and buying materials to gift wrap is not what buyers want to do after hours of shopping! It’s very time consuming.

Cincy Chic: What types of wrapping services do you offer?
Halverstadt: We offer custom gift wrapping for every occasion at our office: 1522 Dixie Highway, Suite#145 in Park Hills, Kentucky. We do offer our services by appointment. We also do pop-up events, window displays using our gift designs, along with gift wrapping for corporate events including wrapping on-site (in someone’s home) within the greater Cincinnati area.

Cincy Chic: What makes The Wraperie unique?
Halverstadt: The Wraperie is unique and a one-of-a-kind service in the greater Cincinnati area. The concept of custom gift wrapping has been well-received and has helped our customers save time. I haven’t heard of any other custom gift wrapping service to match the customers’ needs in the Tri-State.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for your business?

Halverstadt: The Wraperie initially focused on the holiday season, which is the busiest time of the year, along with many pop-up events. We are a year-round business and plan to extend our market with other special occasions as well, such as the bridal season, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?

Halverstadt: Your readers can “like” our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or send us an email.

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Our Chef-in-Residence Ken Durbin breaks down the farm-to-table movement, explaining why locally-sourced food is healthier and tastes better.

 

When thinking about the theme of this week’s issue, I considered some of the gourmet food trends that have come into fashion of late. Ancient grains. Oat milk. Sumac. Truffles. (Who doesn’t love truffles?) And then it hit me—the biggest trend in food right now is not a food at all, it’s how we get our food. Sustainability is in fashion.

Take those delicious truffles, for instance. The best truffles are sourced from France. It takes a whole lot of jet fuel to schlep those truffles across the country and across the ocean. Beyond being stupidly expensive (hence the price of truffles), jet-hopping all over the world to find crazy ingredients is terrible for the environment. Yes, that’d be the same environment where we’re trying to grow our produce and raise our livestock. So like many chefs today, I’ve embraced the trend toward sourcing from local farms and markets. This encompasses a lot of related food trends, which you may have heard referred to as farm-to-table, sustainable agriculture, or local sourcing. 

What all these trends boil down to is that the closer the source, the better the food will taste. Knowing where your food comes from is a surefire way to avoid ingredients that you don’t want or need, like added hormones that have been injected into your meat or pesticides that cover your vegetables. You also know that when you buy local foods, they haven’t been loaded up with preservatives, boxed up, canned, or packaged and driven hundreds (or thousands) of miles to reach the store.

Beyond Taste

But the reason that we care so much as chefs about food sourcing today goes beyond the selfish reason of wanting the food we cook to taste good. People in our communities work really hard to grow produce and raise livestock. It’s their livelihood, and it’s important to support our local small farms and farmers markets. 

As a chef, local sourcing allows me to make informed decisions. I can ask questions face-to-face with the farm owner about about how a vegetable is grown or how an animal is raised. Does the farmer use pesticides? Are the animals being raised humanely and eating the proper diet to ensure a quality life? Knowing these answers then allows me to feel confident telling my clients they can trust me when I say that the food they are being served is as organic and environmentally-friendly as possible.

From Land to Sea

So while it’s relatively easy here in the Midwest to locally source agriculture and livestock products like vegetables, beef, or poultry, what in the heck are you supposed to do if you want seafood? We live in an area of the country that’s so far from either of the coasts that it can be difficult to navigate the environmental impact of the seafood we buy. With overfishing being a real threat to our ocean’s ecosystem, it’s become vital as chefs that we become more knowledgeable about sustainable seafood. Luckily, there are organizations that are constantly staying on the cutting edge of this topic and I’m proud to associate myself with them in order to learn more about how I can choose products that help marine life to thrive and continue to feed our bellies for centuries to come. 

Last month, I had the honor of taking part in Off the Hook, an annual event produced by Chef’s Collaborate and James Beard’sSeafood Watch in partnership with the Newport Aquarium to educate and inspire chefs to use sustainable seafood that’s been fished in environmentally-responsible ways. I was honored to learn from and cook alongside chefs from across the country who believe in this mission, including one of few master sommeliers in the country Steve Geddes, who you may remember from Cincinnati’s with Local 127 and legendary Las Vegas chef Rick Moonen, who is nationally known as “The Godfather of Sustainability.”

It’s All About Community
When you buy from the local economy you foster community pride. It is easier to build lasting, trustworthy partnerships with vendors when you can meet them face-to-face. My clients may pay more for my commitment to local sourcing, but I firmly believe there is high value in feeling good about where the ingredients I serve are grown or raised. We’re all stuck on this planet together, we might as well take care of it. And that’s a trend I can get behind.

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    Attention, wine lovers! Read on as we go behind the scenes of an upcoming event that brings hundreds of wines from around the world under one roof - all for a good cause! Cheers to that!

    The 29th Cincinnati International Wine Festival is being held March 7-9.

    Love wine, a fun time, and supporting important local causes? Then mark your calendar for the 2019 Cincinnati International Wine Festival, March 7-9. 

    Founded in 1991, the Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a 501(c)(3) fundraising organization based in Cincinnati that aims to raise funds for local charities through the celebration of the wine industry.

    This year is the 29th annual festival, featuring more than 700 wines from 200 wineries while benefiting 35 Greater Cincinnati arts, education, and health and human services charities.

    According to Executive Director, Debbie Dent, the Cincinnati International Wine Festival was started to connect the love of wine and local charities. “The Cincinnati International Wine Festival was created to promote the wine industry while giving back to the community, one glass at a time,” she adds.

    Supported by a Board of Directors, there is a small team at the Cincinnati International Wine Festival that produces this impressive annual event. This year, the festival consists of:

    • Winery Dinner Series
    • Grand Tastings 
    • Education Sessions & Special Tasting Room
    • Charity Luncheon and Auction

    The exclusive Winery Dinners are held at Cincinnati’s most prestigious restaurants on Thursday, March 7, where visiting wine experts from around the globe team up with local chefs to create incredible multi-course dining experiences with fine wine pairings. 

    Grand Tastings are held on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 featuring 700 wines from 250 wineries accompanied by gourmet food and a silent auction. Tickets to a variety of Education Sessions and a Special Tasting Room are available prior to each Grand Tasting. 

    Also on Saturday, March 9, is the charity auction and luncheon at the Hilton Netherland. The auction features a variety of limited-release and rare wines, chef’s table dining experiences at exclusive Cincinnati homes, travel packages, wine cellar tours and more. 

    “There truly is something for everyone here, at nearly every price point,” Dent explains. “Whether you’re looking to enjoy an exclusive dinner at one of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants, or you want to just taste wines and learn about their origin, you are invited to join us March 7-9.”

    In addition to all the things attendees know and love about the festival, Dent says, there are some new features this year. For example, they added the option to purchase an unlimited access weekend pass, more schedule-friendly hours on Friday, and an expanded ticket price range to accommodate every budget.

    It’s all for a good cause, too. Half of every festival ticket purchased benefits 35 local charities dedicated to the arts, education, health and human services. The goal of the wine festival is to give back one glass at a time, Dent says. In fact, the festival has given more than $5 million to local charities since it was founded. 

    Tickets for the event are still available and range in price from $70 to $300. To purchase tickets, visit winefestival.com.

    To learn more about the event, visit winefestival.com or follow along on the Cincinnati International Wine Festival’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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    Perched atop the city with a view and rooftop terrace, gourmet kitchen, and luxury master suite with a lavish marble bath -- this is a must-see Listing of the Week!

    This stunning Mt. Adams home features a beautiful river view. Inside, there are gorgeous hardwoods throughout. The home was built to entertain with a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Plus, there’s a balcony off the kitchen! The luxury master suite has a cedar closet/dressing room and a lavish marble bath with a double vanity and a balcony! The loft family room features built-ins, wetbar, and walkout to a large patio and private, gated courtyard. The home is 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and is listed at $1,349,900.

     

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    Findlay Market is offering a new way to dine and aims to make it a truly social experience. Keep reading for the tasty details.

    Social O.T.R. is a communal dining space in Findlay Market.

    Findlay Market’s non-profit restaurant Social O.T.R. recently opened its doors to the public on February 7. Operated by The Corporation for findlay Market, in partnership with CityLink Center, offers guests a one-of-a-kind communal dining experience with a socially-minded mission.

    According to Findlay Market’s Director of Communications Kelly Lanser, Social O.T.R. is more than just a restaurant.

    “The back of house is fully staffed by students in CityLink Center’s Findlay Culinary Training Program, which is a skills-based program meant to develop the next generation of culinary talent for Cincinnati’s food service industry,” says Lanser.

    The students who participate in the CityLink program spend four weeks there learning life skills, such as financial education, healthy communication, and conflict resolution as well as culinary skills, which takes place in the Culinary Lab and is taught by Director of Culinary Education, Chef Lindsey Cook.

    “Upon completion, students then enter a 3-month internship at Social O.T.R., where they are led by Executive Chef, Jennifer Kemplin,” says Lanser. “Employment specialist, Samantha Dewald, works directly with students during their time at Social O.T.R. to have industry jobs lined up once they complete the program.”

    Social O.T.R. features a main dining room with two large communal tables, as well as other small tables that are made by the Cincinnati Wood Collaborative. There’s also a full bar at the front of the restaurant.

    “An exposed brick hallway leads guests past the kitchen, with large windows looking in, to the back lounge area, called The Alley at Social, with another communal table and a bar,” says Lanser.

    The menu at Social O.T.R. is designed to be shared, and consists of all small plates inspired by local ingredients. “Guests are encouraged to try a little bit of everything and enjoy a social dining experience,” she adds.

    Social O.T.R. is open Tuesday through Sunday at 4 pm, with dinner service beginning at 5 pm. The Alley at Social is open until 12 am.

    Social O.T.R. is located at 1819 Elm Street, across from Findlay Market. To learn more, visit socialotr.com.

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