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Food for Thought Catering of Wheat Ridge received the West Metro Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award during the group’s Chairman’s Gala on Feb. 1.

“Who would imagine that peeling potatoes and cracking eggs for all these years would result in an award,” said Suzanne Smith, owner of Food for Thought Catering. “About forty years ago another parent and I thought the students at Saints Peter and Paul school deserved more that a cold sack lunch everyday, so for six years, once a month during the school year, we came to the school and cooked a hot lunch for the students. Several years later, a woman asked me if I could do a rehearsal dinner for a wedding. I said ‘yes’ and Food for Thought Catering was born.”

The Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award is given to a business that has shown the true meaning of being involved and engaged in improving the business community in Jefferson County.