When she first started her culinary career, Rademacher had no experience at all. After only eight months, she had learned every station in the kitchen, which later led her to be sous chef.
Rademacher soon realized her passion for sharing food and inspiring others. She decided to take a risk and start Vital Kitchen, a ready-to-eat, healthy meal-prep company. Vital Kitchen does not have a storefront; it instead partners with other like-minded establishments with already-established communities where they can sell their meals.
Feeling helpless when Hurricane Harvey hit, Rademacher decided to start cooking for people with her empty kitchen. She began with six volunteers and used social media in order to spread awareness and gain more volunteers for her mission. Rademacher was able to go to get excess food from a flooded grocery store and made meals out of whatever ingredients she was given.
She began giving food to first responders and then was put into contact with shelters and churches where victims were staying. In the end, she served close to 20,000 people.
At Cadillac, we celebrate those whose passion and vision have reshaped our city, our lives and our culture – including Rademacher’s passionate and selfless work during Hurricane Harvey.
Her continuous passion makes her one of the inspiring and driving persons shaping Houston.