Familiar Faces at in.gredients :: Quinn
If you’ve ever stopped by the store and heard some soulful singing echoing off the walls, followed by a big smile, you’ve probably had the pleasure of meeting Quinn. This gentleman embodies southern hospitality, and after chatting with him you’ll leave the store feeling just a little bit happier then when you came in. Born and raised in Texas, Quinn is a “good ol’ Texas boy.” Besides being a part of our fantastic in.gredients team, Quinn is immersed in the Austin music scene, playing guitar and singing in Big Ol’ Band. He’s a ray of sunshine around here, and we’re excited for y’all to get to know him a little bit better.
Why is sustainability important to you?
We have to find the balance in life and there’s no better way than to find sustainability in the way you live. If we don’t, we have a generational degeneration that eventually will rob the ones to come after us of the beauty we have now, the beauty that’s left. So why not start with a ripple and end with a wave? Also, sustainability is a point of pride for me, I love to show off my garden, compost and inspire people to do the easy things that can actually make a difference.
Why do you love working at in.gredients?
I love in.gredients for the people, the employees and patrons alike. The commitment to the idea and purposeful execution just brings a smile to my face. Not to mention the community that it’s cultivated and friendships it’s started, it’s just a beautiful thing to watch.
What is your vision for in.gredients, Austin and the world when it comes to food? What would you like to see our food system look like?
I love seeing produce on the shelf from our neighbors and friends. As we grow I’ve seen more and more people begin to grow their own food and to have a smattering of neighborhood food is amazing. I’d like to see that program expand, as it’d be a good beacon for anyone interested to see that this can actually work.
What is your favorite dish to make, and the dish you’d like to eat before you die?
Woah! Loaded question… Favorite to eat? Hands down, chicken marsala. To cook? A feast! I love to cook for a large group, but don’t have one dish that I specialize unless you count fried eggs, but that’s hardly a “dish” so…. steak.