A childhood spent on a farm in northeast Ohio shaped Chef Lyn Ettinger-Harwell’s views on community and how neighbors can help and support one another through sharing food and resources. “A seemingly forgotten way of living in America,” says Ettinger-Harwell. Thirty-plus years spent as a chef in world-class restaurants taught him the importance of creating beautiful food for people to enjoy and gather together to share. In recent years, he spent time helping others open community kitchens and supporting local sustainability. In 2017, Ettinger-Harwell opened Create Café with his wife/business partner in Manitou Springs, CO. Since then, he has served as a consultant for several local restaurants and continues to serve Manitou as a community chef and caterer. He has enjoyed partnering with Armadillo Ranch owner Jason Wells to create what is fast becoming a Manitou Springs favorite dining and entertainment venue.