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Our Story

Eating healthy should be easy for everyone

For years, medical malpractice defense attorney Stacy Thompson, and husband, Tyler, a professional baseball player-turned-pharmaceutical sales representative, wished someone would open a business that offered healthy, pre-cooked meals they could feed their family of four. That “someone” turned out to be them.

In May 2016, after time spent taking their idea through planning and then execution, The Fresh Fork opened its doors for the first time. Since then, Tyler and Stacy, along with their two children, have devoted countless hours into growing the business to offer the people in Bloomington and the surrounding area the ability to eat both healthy and conveniently.

The Fresh Fork team, which includes both a head chef and a dietitian, dedicate their time to creating recipes that are both healthy and delicious and to fully preparing the meals, so they are ready to just heat and eat.

 

Tyler and Stacy are residents of Bloomington who attended elementary, middle school and high school in Bloomington. In fact, Tyler was born in Bloomington and Stacy also received both her undergraduate degree and law degree from Indiana University. Creating The Fresh Fork in Bloomington and seeing it flourish is a dream come true for these high school sweethearts who wanted to be able to offer a big city kind of business to their hometown.

Meet The Team

Stacy

Owner

Stacy Thompson grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and met her husband when they were both attending the same middle school.  After a relationship that started in high school and lasted through college, law school, and a professional baseball career, Tyler and Stacy married and decided to raise their family in their hometown.

 

As a full-time working mother with two children who is also dedicated to exercise and healthy eating, Stacy was having difficulty finding the time to meal prep, grocery shop, cook, and package meals so she and her family could eat both healthy and conveniently.  Knowing her situation was not unique, Stacy started The Fresh Fork with the goal of giving women, and men, an easier way to take care of themselves and their family. 

 

There is no such thing as a perfectly balanced life.  But, when you eat healthy and can feed your family in a convenient way, you feel good.  Stacy wants The Fresh Fork to check many things off your to do lists so you can spend more time doing the things that bring you joy.  Rather than a perfectly balanced life, Stacy created The Fresh Fork to help bring people a life that leaves them happy and healthy at the end of each day.

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Travis

Head Chef

Since 2016, Travis Leonard has been the brains and brawn behind the most delicious meals at The Fresh Fork.  After growing up helping his parents in the kitchen, he took his love of cooking and brought it to The Fresh Fork. 

 

At The Fresh Fork, Travis leads and manages the culinary team and oversees and participates in all aspects of food preparation.  From creating recipes and menus to preparing meals, Travis is the Chef pleasing the palates of the customers of The Fresh Fork.  Aside from culinary arts, Travis loves collecting and listening to records as well as golfing.

Kayla

Dietitian

After beginning her work at The Fresh Fork as a dietetics undergraduate student at Indiana University, Kayla Farrell returned to The Fresh Fork in 2020 after becoming a Registered Dietitian.     

 

In addition to her work in The Fresh Fork kitchen, Kayla provides her invaluable expertise in the field of food and nutrition to The Fresh Fork team as well as the customers of The Fresh Fork.  Beyond her passion for all things food and nutrition, Kayla loves a good podcast as well as hiking, biking, and her beautiful array of houseplants.

Brittany

Social Media Manager

The talent behind The Fresh Fork social media accounts and the camera belongs to our Social Media Manager, Brittany Tyree.  When Brittany is not spending time with her 2-year-old daughter, Ava, step-daughter, Lyra, and husband, Tanner, she is working to keep our followers and fans informed of all the latest and greatest happenings at The Fresh Fork.

 

From cooking up original content, managing posts, and responding to followers to organizing and running photography shoots, Brittany helps The Fresh Fork increase brand awareness and keeps our online presence looking fabulous!  In all her spare time (right?! 2-year-old), Brittany enjoys spin classes and weight training.

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