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Take it up a Nosh
Kim McDade-Torres made the bold decision to branch out on her own after years in the corporate side of the restaurant industry. With the experience, confidence, and drive she hung up the hat in the restaurant management business and took on the customer-driven catering world. Catering Creations opened its doors in 2009 after finding the space for her first catering kitchen. This venture would require not only her tireless attention, but also the help of her most loyal friend, Jacob Moore. Having met in the 1980’s, this duo have worked together seamlessly to create customized menu’s suited for events of all sizes and themes. Catering Creations has always held stead-fast to the principle of “people first, food second.”
To Kim, establishing personal connections with each and every client was of the utmost importance. When you pair that with great-tasting customized food, it is easy to see how Catering Creations quickly gained the support and respect of her clients. In 2015, another great opportunity landed Kim’s attention. Just ten minutes from Norman, a space with a restaurant became available for lease. It was an instantaneous decision, “This is it, here we go, we’re opening restaurant.” Nosh was opened in 2015 with the backing of Catering Creations, a passionate owner, and the perfect environment, ambiance, and capacity. Kim’s vision for the restaurant was to center everything on sharing great food and fellowship with the people of Moore. It was a simple solution to name the restaurant Nosh which means “to eat enthusiastically.” Kim still believes the top priorities of her restaurant are to take care of the customers, take care of the staff, and give consumers something to remember. As a local business, she understands the importance of taking care of each and every person.
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Over the past several years we have been actively working on helping our, now almost 18-year-old, middle daughter to stop randomly choking and having difficulties getting enough air supply. Turns out that Kylar has a severely underdeveloped jaw that also sits back too far causing even more problems in the joints. This subsequently causes her esophagus to basically collapse in on itself all the while being too narrow to begin with. So now we are facing the most complicated situation this poor girl has faced to date. She has definitely had more than her fair share of physical issues! From being diagnosed with three different types of autoimmune diseases from ages 8 to 10, that took years and a myriad of tests to diagnose, to life-long chronic pain and fatigue, to an impediment of daily routine life, to now thisâ€¦ It has most assuredly been a long and bumpy journey in her short time here on this earth. Yet, all thanks to the Heavenly Father, she has plugged along, and we have had many blessings along the way! Now we are trusting in one miracle after another to get her through this latest hurdle. This is where you can come in. We are going to do a 6-month long sort of "Money Drive" to raise the funds still needed for the enormously extensive surgery she must have to correct this problem and stop her constant choking and give her a clear airway. On this Site you will find an opportunity to work with us to help her out and also track the progress of our 6-month deadline. We have joined forces with many wonderful people who have introduced us to a variety of businesses that helped to start up our very own online shopping mall!! Just like a mall has many stores and centers under one roof, our site has the similar structure giving you a variety of online, shop from home, direct selling options with just one click! We enter this project with the utmost integrity towards all those people that already purchase from these companies via another avenue. We ask that you please treat this like the money drive it is and commit to giving us only 6 months of your spending using our links/sites and then return to your former commitments when we are done here. This endeavor is not one we take on lightly, and though we are grateful for every dollar it generates via sales and donations, your prayers for her safety and the success of the Drive and Surgery itself are the most valuable part of this entire operation (pun intended). So, whether you purchase, share the link to this site, donate, and/or pray, please know that we are forever grateful and THANK the Father for YOU! -The Entire Laudenslager Family-
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