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.
Lauren Tronolone, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
I was raised by parents who loved to cook and bake. Home is where my love for food originated, but it wasn't the only reason the idea of becoming a Dietitian fit me. Since I was young, I had to work around allergies of my own and the food allergies of my close friends. I researched favorite recipes because I still wanted myself and my friends to enjoy those foods. This is where my love for helping others with their diets evolved.
I graduated from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I have a passion for nutrition counseling and education and helping individuals understand the affect food has on them!
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.