The Mixing Bowl is displaying art by a local artist Amy Walton.
Come and see her bright and cheerful landscapes and floral pieces.
Jaqueline has been an employee with the Mixing Bowl for a year. Her favorite part of working at the Mixing Bowl is greeting customers, and working with other Starpoint employees. Her hobbies consist of drawing and visiting her grandma on weekends. Jaqueline also enjoys a good movie and hanging out with her friends. She also loves spending time with her dog Daisy.
The Salida Mixing Bowl is now proudly offering do-it-yourself Soda Makers from Soda Stream. The Soda Makers are easy to use: turn tap water into sparkling water in seconds! With a variety of flavors to choose from, there’s something for everyone! Learn more at Soda Stream USA or stop by the store to get yours today!
Here’s a video review from GreenGear.info on the Soda Stream (please note, our store prices vary and have changed since this video was produced 2 years ago):
The Microplane Spiral Cutter, Create spiral cut and ribbons of vegetables for gluten free pastas, stir fry, salads and garnishes
The Microplane Galic cutter.
It quickly and easily cuts 2-3 cloves of garlic simply.
Microplane chocolate and spice graters.
Newest gadget by Chef N is the butter maker.
Make fresh homemade herb or honey butter in just minutes!
New ceramics by signature that are oven and microwave safe.
Stephanie really enjoys her time spent working at the Mixing Bowl. Using the computer to check out customers is her favorite thing to do. Greeting and helping customers is one of her strong points and she loves meeting new people.
When Steph isn’t working, she loves to go bowling. She thinks bowling is a blast! Steph also spends a lot of time at the library reading all different kinds of books. She loves to rock out to music, country being her favorite. She also does the tractor pull – she is amazing at it and wins lots of ribbons. Dancing and arts round out Stephanie’s interests.
Molly’s favorite task at the Mixing Bowl is pricing items. She enjoys helping print off the prices on the computer. Molly also likes opening orders and discovering all of our fun and new products that we are going to carry. Molly’s favorite pastime is eating pizza at Amicas and then going swimming. She also likes to travel to see her best friend Fredrick who lives in California.
John always has a warm smile on his face. His favorite thing about the Mixing Bowl is the customers. He also really enjoys the magnets and the Soda Stream. Come on in and he’ll tell you all about making your own soda.
When John isn’t at work, you can probably find him getting a drink at McDonalds or out to dinner at Amicas with his friends George and Beverly. He loves to ride his bike all over town, rain or shine! John’s favorite sport is Bocci Ball. He is known by many locals for the medals he has won at the Special Olympics in Colorado Springs. He is a big fan of the Denver Broncos as well.
John does an extraordinary job on the computer when checking out customers. He also excels in counting back money. If you’re ever having a bad day, stop on in and John is sure to turn your frown upside-down.
Hobbies and Activities include: traveling, playing bocce ball, participating in the Special Olympics, and collecting basketballs (some of which are from the Harlem Globe Trotters).
Deana has worked at the Mixing Bowl for several years. It is one of the highlights of her week. She loves to work on the computer, ring up sales, and make tags for merchandise. She also loves to put labels on the bags. Deana always has a kind word to say to our customers and staff.
When Deana is not at work, she loves to go bowling – her best score is a 77. She also loves to ride her bike and go swimming. Deana loves to hang out with her family. She enjoys shopping and going to the library with them. Deana loves to watch wrestling and other sports on TV.
She is our resident sheriff and makes sure we all stay in line. Deana is a joy to work with and is always happy and fun.
Cheryl is a dedicated and loyal employee of the Mixing Bowl. She has been a part of our staff since June of 2006. Her favorite part of working at the Mixing Bowl is serving our wonderful customers, and purchasing unique products for the store. Cheryl’s favorite activities include spending time with her husband, traveling and riding her horses.
Star is a dedicated, and loyal supervisor at the Mixing Bowl, and has been a part of our staff since May of 2012. Her favorite part of working at the Mixing Bowl is working one on one with our Starpoint employees and servicing our wonderful customers. When Star is not at the Mixing Bowl she loves spending time with her family which includes her husband and two children. Their favorite activities include theater, movies and bike rides enjoying beautiful outdoor Colorado.
Kristin just recently celebrated her sixth year anniversary at the Mixing Bowl. She always has a great attitude and good outlook on life. It is guaranteed to be a great day full of laughs when working with Kris! Working at the Mixing Bowl is a life changing experience for all who work here. Kris feels as though she has become a better teacher and learned patience.
When Kris isn’t hard at work, she likes to spend time with her family. She and her husband have spent time together working on her ’74 Dodge truck. Both of her daughters participate in ballet and make their mom proud at practice and recitals. She also enjoys movies, swimming, and bowling. Come in and enjoy her hospitality and charm!
by Cailey McDermott
Mail Staff Writer
When Katy and Bob Grether decided to open The Mixing Bowl, a kitchenware store, in 2005, they approached Starpoint to see if any of the organization’s consumers would be interested in a job. Starpoint provides services and support to adults and children with cognitive and physical disabilities. The center has been serving Chaffee, Fremont and Custer counties since 1977. Katy Grether said the partnership with Starpoint has been wonderful.
The Grethers moved to Salida in 1999 from Berkeley, Calif., with their developmentally disabled daughter, Molly. Finding employment for Molly was part of the motivation for opening the store, Katy said, and neither Katy nor Bob actually works there.
“We wanted to provide a place where developmentally disabled people could learn employment skills, enrich the community and interact with the public,” Katy said. “We wanted them to realize their dreams.”
Eleven consumers currently work at the store and Katy said they are “very dedicated” to their jobs. Four supervisors, trained as job coaches, also work at the store. Every shift has at least one supervisor and one consumer.
“We have the best employees with great can-do attitudes. We’re very grateful for their help in our store,” she said.
The couple had no retail experience before opening the shop and didn’t know what should be sold. Bob asked local businesses and residents what niche was lacking in local business and repeatedly heard, “kitchenware.” Inspired by Chef Alice Waters, Katy said she tries to promote the idea of “eating local” by selling locally made foods. Waters, a fellow resident of Berkeley, was the inventor of the “slow food” movement, Katy said.
The Mixing Bowl has been part of Salida Business Alliance since opening six years ago. Katy said it’s important for businesses to network and it’s nice to have a sense of camaraderie.
“I’m just proud of my store; it’s part of my identity. I like giving back – that’s my thing,” she said.
Wonderful Summer items available so come in and browse our great selection!
PTFE/PFOA-free and petroleum-free ceramic-based nonstick interior helps to reduce oil consumption and preserve the environment. Hard anodized pan construction provides superior heat conductivity, requiring less energy to achieve desired cooking temperatures. Riveted stainless stick handles stay cool on the stovetop. Handles are made from 70% recycled stainless steel.
Chef’s Classic Stainless
Brilliant stainless steel finish, classic look, professional performance. Aluminum encapsulated base heats quickly and spreads heat evenly – eliminates hot spots. Stainless steel cooking surface does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors. Solid stainless steel riveted stick handles stay cool on the stovetop. Safe and comfortable handling. Rim is smoothly tapered to eliminate drips and spills while pouring. Tight-fitting stainless steel covers seal in moisture and nutrients for more healthful and more flavorful results. Oven safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit – cook on stovetop, in oven or under broiler. Freezer safe for easy storage. Stainless steel maintains its original brilliant finish with easy dishwasher cleanup.
The Envirosax 5-in-1 Pouch
Come check out our selection of Envirosax at the Mixing Bowl. The 5-in-1 pouch ($34.95) gives you all five pouches from a series (pictured below), or you can purchase a pouch individually. We have the retro graphics: mikado, monochromatic, flora, amazonia, and the retro kitchen. Single Pouches and Kid’s Series Pouches run $8.50 each.