Bread Garden Market – Iowa City, Iowa
An Interview with Chef Christian Prochaska and
Grocery Manager Danan Block
Bread Garden Market*, located in downtown Iowa City, offers a wide range of grocery, bakery, and dine-in and take-out prepared foods. Iowa Choice Harvest products are available in Bread Garden Market’s frozen grocery department and are also used in many of the Market’s prepared foods.
Chef Christian Prochaska helped open Bread Garden Market’s predecessor, the Bread Garden Bakery & Café, shortly after graduating from culinary school. He then owned his own restaurant for eight years before returning to the expanded Bread Garden Market as Executive Chef.
Danan Block started working at Bread Garden Market as a cashier while an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. He worked in a number of departments at Bread Garden Market over the years, and after graduating became Grocery Manager. He is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Business Management.
What kinds of meals or food do you sell and serve?
We serve different soups, salads, hot items, and a large selection of gourmet foods and specialty meats and cheese.
Why did you begin using Iowa Choice Harvest products? Christian, what types of dishes do you prepare using Iowa Choice Harvest foods?
We try to use local foods and products whenever possible. Iowa Choice Harvest seemed like a good fit, not only are you a local business but so are the products you sell! We use the corn daily in too many dishes to name.
What do you like about Iowa Choice Harvest foods?
Great product. Excellent quality. Good service. Local!!
Why have you made Iowa-local foods an important part of your business?
Local food helps the local economy and the product quality is superior!!!
*Bread Garden Market is an affiliate of Fresh Food Concepts, which also owns and operates Mondo’s ReUnion Brewery, Joseph’s Steakhouse, and Hot House Yoga.