Lancaster County Magazine
I grew up in Philadelphia in a traditional Italian household with my father the bread winner and my mother the bread maker. It was in my home that I learned the importance of food, not just as a means of sustenance but as something to share with others and incorporate into celebrations of every kind. Our city garden was the perfect ‘fresh’ start but I longed for more ‘fresh’, for farms and quaint markets where local, raw ingredients would be readily available. I dreamed of owning my own business where I could incorporate such ingredients into dishes that would soothe the soul, nourish the body, and stimulate the mind.
My journey for “fresh” started in Lancaster County when I became the proprietor of an authentic bed and breakfast located in the heart of Amish country, where I learned that ‘local’ really was everything. Travelers came to ‘see and meet the locals’ and to buy home grown corn and other land favorites, and the locals sang their praises of their roots and why Lancaster county was the place to be, to raise a family, and enjoy the simple gifts that life and the land had to offer.
Now a resident of Lancaster County (for 28 years), surrounded by all that is scenic and natural, the mother of a beautiful daughter, and the proud founder and owner of Food For Thought Catering and Moonstone Manor, I am grateful for having conquered my quest for ‘fresh’. Food For Thought Catering offers innovative cuisine, using local and pure ingredients which yield earthy, rustic and mind-smart fare.
I’m excited to be able to obtain useful and fresh resources to share with my clients and to support an effort that is essential in healthful living. I look forward to making a wholesome difference.
Gina Dambrosio, founder/owner
2048 Zeager Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
* Partner, Lancaster Buy Fresh Buy Local
* LGH Smart Health for Women, preferred vendor
* Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award, 5 star rated
Food For Thought Catering (FFTC) at Moonstone Manor Packages include:
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Menu options are available upon request. See our sample breakfast/brunch and lunch menu ideas.
We encourage you to meet with a FFTC event planner for help with menu planning and to discuss details and costs.
If you have any questions please feel free to click here to contact us.
"A note of thanks to try to express how much we appreciated your gracious hospitality towards our family and guests during Mandy and Chris' wedding. Your Manor is absolutely spectacular, a fairy-tale venue for a wedding and reception. Your large tent and flagstone reception area saved the day when Mother Nature opened the skies! Everyone who took a room in the Manor remarked about the beauty and detail of your decor. We also appreciated the invitation to the morning get-away breakfast. We hesitate to call it "breakfast" because it was so amazing! The huge table setting was fit for a king and the food unique and delicious. Just a fabulous way to finish our weekend! Thanks for helping to create special memories for all of us."
—Sincerely, Bill and Jan L.