Supporting our community is the “why” behind what
we do. It’s an added bonus that we benefit from the
farms’ fresh produce that contributes to protecting
our local economy and environment. Our family-inspired recipes and farm fresh produce is what makes your
experience special each time you visit.
Southern Oaks Farm
Dwight has been farming for over 18 years and grows the delicious tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers found in our salads, soups and roasted vegetables. You can spot Dwight on
I-65 between Birmingham and Cullman in his iconic Toyota Tacoma.
Southern Oaks Farm grows red leaf and romaine lettuces for our salads, as well as broccoli, bell peppers, jalapeños and cucumbers. They also provide cantaloupe and watermelon for our fresh fruit. Randy and Karen are active in their community church, Remlap Baptist, and have been providing UC local produce for more than
Trent Boyd and his family provide the strawberries for our delicious Housemade Strawberry Lemonade. He provides approximately 1000 gallons of strawberries every spring that UC purees and freezes to provide local strawberries in our lemonade
year-round. The Boyd family grows over 40 vegetables and 8 fruits on their farm and also provide Urban Cookhouse with delicious local broccoli.
Smitherman Farm provides cherry tomatoes, squash, zucchini and corn to Urban Cookhouse. You can find their produce in our salads, soups and roasted vegetables. Josh has been farming since 5th grade and loves providing for his family in this way.
Eagles' Wings is a non-profit agency that provides day habilitation services for adults with developmental disabilities. Jerry and Sandra Pike founded Eagles' Wings Inc. in honor of their son, Joey, who suffers with severe disabilities. Urban Cookhouse has teamed up with Eagles' Wings to receive “Joey’s Finest” romaine lettuce. Joey is one of the many faces and blessings of Eagles' Wings.
The Beams Family started Pockett Farm in 2011, specializing in top quality blackberries and blueberries. The farm is located just off North River in the North Tuscaloosa county. We are proud to serve their berries on the Berry Good salad and seasonal desserts.
Millie Ray & Sons
All it took was one taste of the delicious Millie Rays Orange Rolls to know that they would be the perfect complement to Urban Cookhouse salads and Fork & Knife plates. Urban Cookhouse was Millie Rays' very first customer. Millie Rays supplies rolls to all UC locations
Sherry is the creator of our famous Brown Sugar Brownies and also the mother of our founder, David Snyder. David grew up eating his mother’s brownies for birthdays, church functions,
and everyday occasions. He credits his mother for teaching him most of what he knows about cooking.
PawPaw Snyder spent college football Saturdays teaching his grandson how to cook and smoke meat with wood and charcoal under an old pecan tree in Coker, AL. Pawpaw also taught
his grandsons how to grow a garden and use
its harvest to prepare a delicious meal.
His grandson is our founder, David Snyder,
who was inspired to include wood-fired meats and farm fresh produce as a staple of the menu at Urban Cookhouse. PawPaw is pictured here with his great-granddaughter Ruby.
Red Bank, New Jersey
Ralph Tomaino came to the United States in the early 1900’s in pursuit of the American Dream. He opened his first business in Red Bank, NJ. Ralph had four children, 3 of them pictured here. From left, Josephine, Alphonso, and Pasquale Tomaino. Pasquale went on to become the grandfather of our co-founder, Andrea Snyder. Inspiration for Urban Cookhouse came from
this photo given to Andrea by Alphonso aka “Uncle Funzi” who passed away at the age of 102. years old.