Molly and Joey Clayton’s dreams are becoming reality after less than ten years of their marriage. Molly, an accomplished chef and business owner, and Joey, an aspiring farmer, have combined their passions to create the delicious meals offered by Bon Vie Kitchen. Together, they have built a home and also a thriving business near a small rural town in South Louisiana. A fully licensed commercial kitchen sits adjacent to the home they share with their six children and, nearby, pastures are grazed by a herd of Berkshire hogs as well as grass fed cattle and lamb.
Molly began to realize the importance of knowing exactly where their family’s food originated when their daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. She put all of her focus on creating balanced, nutrient dense meals for her family. Meals prepared with ingredients that had not been treated with hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, or preservatives.
Joey, having always wanted to be a farmer, has also taken action to bring the couple’s goals into reach. He has grown their farm, Bon Cochon, to the point of supplying Bon Vie Kitchen with nearly all of its farm raised meats, herbs, and some vegetables. Anything which is needed that Joey does not produce on their small farm is outsourced from other local farmers. The couple has enjoyed getting to know the people who embrace the farm life as their livelihood.
On a quest to get back to REAL food and using the cleanest possible ingredients, the foodie and the farmer have found their perfect niche in the world: feeding others the high quality meals that they would feed their own family. This is their pledge to their customers. Bon Vie - Enjoy the good life!
“Just before we were married, Joey asked me where I saw my business in the next five years. I told him that I could definitely see us growing the food that I produce in our meals. Joey had a good laugh at that and told me that it was a ridiculous idea. Yet, here we are. It’s been less than ten years since that day and while I hate to say I told you so…” – Chef Molly Clayton
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