“Food is the perfect way to experience the diversity that exists in the world.”

“Food is the perfect way to experience the diversity that exists in the world.”

Derek Wallace, Kalamata's Kitchen Co-Founder

Derek Wallace

Kalamata's Kitchen Co-Founder

“Food is the perfect way to experience the diversity that exists in the world.”

The Original Taste Buds
It all started when Derek Wallace, a busy dad, was looking for a way to share his passion for food and new experiences with his young son. He had an idea, and with a fruitful call to friend and sommelier, Sarah Thomas, Kalamata and her kitchen were dreamed up, and the rest is delicious history.

The Original Taste Buds
It all started when Derek Wallace, a busy dad, was looking for a way to share his passion for food and new experiences with his young son. He had an idea, and with a fruitful call to friend and sommelier, Sarah Thomas, Kalamata and her kitchen were dreamed up, and the rest is delicious history.

Curious. Courageous. Compassionate.
Kalamata is our fearless Food Adventurer. She has a goal to try each new food at least two times, but would easily try them all 100 times if she could.

Curious. Courageous. Compassionate.
Kalamata is our fearless Food Adventurer. She has a goal to try each new food at least two times, but would easily try them all 100 times if she could.

The Adventurous, Adorable Al Dente
Always one for fun, Al Dente is Kalamata's stuffed alligator pal, who comes to life in her imagination. He's always ready to dip his tail into the next exciting Food Adventure.

The Adventurous, Adorable Al Dente
Always one for fun, Al Dente is Kalamata's stuffed alligator pal, who comes to life in her imagination. He's always ready to dip his tail into the next exciting Food Adventure.

Giving Back Is How We Pay It Forward
One of the most important parts of Kalamata's Kitchen is how we share what's on our plate. We've supported with No Kid Hungry, World Central Kitchen, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Full Plates, Full Potential, along with many other wonderful and worthy causes.

Giving Back Is How We Pay It Forward
One of the most important parts of Kalamata's Kitchen is how we share what's on our plate. We've supported with No Kid Hungry, World Central Kitchen, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Full Plates, Full Potential, along with many other wonderful and worthy causes.