Corey Pepero - Owner of 716 Fresh
My name is Corey Pepero and I am the owner of 716 Fresh, LLC.
I’m also a Physical Therapist Assistant and Personal Trainer… but more about that shortly.
From Hobby to Profession
While in college completing my triple major in the health and nutrition field, I saw a need for affordable but healthy meal options. Long days and grueling nights left me with little time to prepare a meal let alone sit and eat. I noticed with clients and patients that, like my life, work and family life left me with little time to focus on my nutritional needs. After many years of studying health and nutrition basics, I understood the roll living a healthy lifestyle played. The day following graduation, 716 Fresh was born. With sustainability, affordability and healthy meal options in mind there is something for everyone. My goal is to help you save time for family and friends while we prepare something that your whole family will enjoy. Let my team take the ease out of eating healthy. If you have a specific goal in mind, our team is ready to help you every step of the way. Remember, if you don’t succeed in your goal, then I have failed as well.
716 Fresh was Born
Since 2016, 716 Fresh has grown to serve WNY from a small commissary in Orchard Park. In late 2018, we grew to spread our services to local schools for children and local businesses. It’s clear many families and children share the passion for giving back to our community and saving our planet. From the beginning we have continued to recycle as many containers every week as possible. We make it our mission to share local and organic produce and meats to our community.
Krista Lehde - Nutrition Consultant
I'm a working mom by day and a "super mom" by night.
I have always had a love for food that is both good and bad for you. One day, as I was on my 3rd coffee run of the day, I realized that I shouldn't be this tired .... all the time. At first I chalked it up to mother of a toddler syndrome, but that excuse wasn't cutting it.
I decided to take note of how i felt when eating food. I realized a whole lot and decided If food could change me so easily, I wanted to know more on exactly what it could be doing to my body.
I decided to go back to school and received the Nutrition Consultant Master Level Certification Program through AFPA. After finding out all this information, I now want to share what I learned with others.
That's where I am at. There is so much misleading information out there. My goal is to help you understand the world of nutrition. I am not going to scold you on how you eat. I am not going to trick you into buying a product. I just want to help you get the energy to keep up with your kids or careers or pets & feel good about yourself when the day is over!
Austin Crist- Head Chef
My first time working at a restaurant, I was 14 years old. It was probably around the same time I fell in love with the creativity of food. My culinary path has been filled with ups and downs. Working at Toutant, zoe and most recently Black and Blue has given me the privilege to acquire exceptional standards and paramount presentation. Recently teaming up with 716 fresh has allowed me to not only bring joy to the people I make food for but in addition to making a difference in their over all health and well being.