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A Day in the Kitchen: Garnish Reimagines Overnight Oats

Meet Connor Sterphone and Jared Prince, the partnership behind Garnish.

You’ll find their beautiful jars of vegan overnight oats online and at shops and cafes in NJ and NYC, but before that, you’ll see Connor and Jared making their creations at Garden State Kitchen.

To meet customer needs, they book the large windowed large prep kitchen (above) and fill hundreds of jars on top of the stainless steel tables. Their healthy to-go breakfasts balance sweet with refreshing, creamy with light, indulgent with nutritious. Date cardamom is a popular flavor along with fig lavender and wild blueberry, often laced with chia and a bit of toasted coconut or pistachios for crunch.

Dedicated to quality, Connor and Jared are also committed to social and environmental responsibility. Garnish often runs community fundraisers and operates with a mission to embed sustainability into everyday life. They use simple, organic ingredients, all dairy-free, gluten-free, and sourced from local purveyors. When it comes to oat milk though, they make their own. Shelf-stable plant-based milks contain additives, gums and stabilizers, which they will not use.

While Connor and Jared appreciate Garden State Kitchen’s composting service, they try to never put anything in the bin. Instead, they dehydrate scraps and overripe fruit to avoid waste and invent the garnishes that add so much flavor.

Want to see what it would be like to cook in a professional kitchen? We have six commercial kitchens for rent by the hour – two for prep, two baking, and two catering kitchens. More details below.

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