Your generosity has allowed us to serve 42,254 meals to the food insecure throughout Central Ky
Welcome To Spark Community Cafe & Catering
Spark is an upscale farm-to-table catering service and cafe based in Versailles, Ky. We provide locally-sourced, Kentucky Proud dining experiences to residents across the Bluegrass- and pay forward a portion of our proceeds to feed the food insecure in Woodford and Fayette County.
Feed Your Body -
Nourish Your Soul
That's our promise to you when you visit our cafe, book our catering services, or make a voluntary donation to our pay it forward mission.
To date, we've successfully impacted our local community by donating over 40,000 meals to the food insecure thanks to your incredibly generous donations, totaling over $400,000!. We've also spent over $45,000 in our local Central Kentucky farm community by remaining dedicated to our mission of sourcing fresh LOCAL ingredients. We're Kentucky Proud!
We couldn't do it without our amazing, selfless staff of volunteers and our incredible chef, Isaiah Screech.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without YOU! Every time you book our catering services, share an amazing meal with friends and family at our cafe, donate to our pay it forward fund, or simply spread the word about our cafe- we grow.
Your support allows us to amplify our mission of kindness, hope, and inspiration throughout Kentucky.
You Might Know Us From Our Recent Lex18 Interview
Want to help us provide hot meals to the food insecure over the holidays? 20% of every meal you purchase at Spark Community Cafe goes towards providing a meal for those in need. You can also purchase tokens to pay forward coffee, soup, or a full meal. Click the link below to find out how our donation process works, and learn more about our unwavering commitment to putting your donations to good use.
From Classroom to Café: Our Story
Community Activism, a capstone course with the goal of facilitating real-world learning for high school seniors, was created in 2014 by the social studies department at Woodford County High School. Taught at first by Kyle Fannin and later Andy Smith, the classes created “Spark” pop-up festivals and coffee shops to help stimulate economic development in downtown Versailles.
In 2016, Tristan Ferrell led a group of students (Katie Beth Craig, Keegan Elvidge, Reagan Jobe, and Rachael Kral) in the process of creating a permanent community café. Along with Fannin, Smith, Lori Garkovich, Maria Bohannan and Ouita Michel, we collectively formed our non-profit organization and raised over $150,000 for a pay-what-you-can, pay-it-forward restaurant that opened on March 27, 2019.
Since our opening, we've grown our services to now include onsite and offsite catering as a means to continually raise funds for the café, along with using the space for events & parties.
The goal of Spark Community Café is to provide great food with dignity for all of our patrons in a community space that educates, entertains, and accepts all who walk through our doors.