We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill.
At Westmoreland & Scully (W&S), we believe that any company, regardless of size, positively impacts their community by being socially responsible. We are deeply connected to our community’s welfare, and support organizations that fund projects and nonprofits related to food, children, the local economy, and the environment. Some of the organizations we commit time and funds to include Manna FoodBank, Eliada Homes, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and Asheville Community Theater.
In addition to the community at large, ensuring that W&S employees make a living wage is of utmost importance to us. Our employees also have access to health plans, dental, vision, supplemental insurance, PTO, EAP…which is a rarity in restaurants.
Our dedication to the environment began in 2004 with a comprehensive recycling program. W&S’s composting program, implemented in 2005, became the inspiration and model for many other high-end independent restaurants in Asheville. We are also proud to say that Corner Kitchen is green certified. Last but not least, we always strive to partner with local farmers, makers, and producers to contribute to a circular economy.
On April 30th, 2019, one of our former employees and member of our “family” was tragically killed. Riley Howell, the 21-year-old hero who courageously stood up against a gunman at the University of North Carolina—Charlotte campus, was the long-time boyfriend of Co-owner Kevin Westmoreland’s daughter, Lauren. We support the Riley Howell Foundation Fund which supports families affected by gun violence.
Sweets for a Cause
Every quarter, Corner Kitchen and our sister restaurant, Chestnut, donates a portion of dessert sales to a local non-profit. Previous SFAC Recipients (2018, 2019 and 2021): ABCCM’s Women’s Transformation Village North Carolina Outward Bound, Asheville Greenworks, Our VOICE, Verner, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, Mama Maisha, Pisgah Legal Services, ACS Foundation, Literacy Council of Buncombe County.