The Tree of Life Café & Bakery held a grand opening ceremony in downtown Fresno. Their story of renewal and restoration echoes throughout the restaurant from their employees, many of whom are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions themselves, to their furnishings–tables made of reclaimed barnwood, and chairs repurposed and refinished from local thrift shops.
Top: Team Vidak’s Claudia Salinas presented a Senate Certificate (right) to Tree of Life Owner/Executive Chef Carolyn Ocheltree (left) and Owner/CPA Steve Ocheltree in recognition for their dedication to being a symbol of renewal and restoration within the Central Valley.
Middle: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Tree of Life Café & Bakery
Bottom: Inside the Tree of Life Café & Bakery during Tree of Life’s grand opening