Culinary Institute of America Graduate, Chef Michael Harkenreader, has been cooking for over 20 years in high end restaurants along the East Coast. He was a key facilitator in establishing the Cafe DuPont and Brantwyn Banquet Facility in Delaware. He also worked along side top chefs at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to moving to North Carolina. He was the Chef de Cuisine at Undercurrent Restaurant in downtown Greensboro for 16 years. Chef Michael brings his extensive culinary knowledge to our comfort food menu, giving you a taste of home with an upscale twist.
Stephanie Harkenreader has been in the hospitality and customer service industry since she was 16. Her love of fellowship and family are what drives her to make your experience at Homestead one to remember. Mother of two exceptionally active and intelligent children, she understands the demands of the working family and aims to bring a bit of calm to otherwise chaotic schedules. In the little bit of free time she may squeeze in, Steph loves to upcycle items into crafty home decor and create natural products for the healthy living. Homestead Living is the manifestation of this passion, and you'll be able to purchase some of her latest creations, as well as other local artisans work in our Market.
Kira & Ty are Michael and Stephanie's amazing children. They have been incredibly supportive of our family business and can not wait to work along side us as we grow. You will likely see them at the restaurant happily greeting guests and working the registers.
Home, both a place and a feeling. Home can be the gathering place, the shelter and sanctuary of a building you reside in, but it can also be the comfort feeling you have when you share a good meal, story or a laugh with a group of people. There is a sense of calm, understanding and safeness that harbors itself in the word "home". A feeling of belonging and worth, of community.
At Homestead Kitchen, we are fostering a dream to gather families, provide a wholesome meal at an affordable price and offer easy options for families on-the-go. In our home, you'll have the opportunity to disconnect from the world and reconnect with loved ones.
We aren't just about great comfort food, we're about building strong foundations and relationships that last a lifetime. One of the ways we have worked to build relationships throughout the community is by volunteering with local non-profits such as Out of the Garden Project and Freedom House. By establishing these bonds, we have come to appreciate our community on a deeper level, and hopefully brought more awareness to deserving organizations. We can't wait to meet you, hear your story, share in your life and encourage your future.
This is the heartbeat of Homestead Kitchen.