Family concept take-out, delivery spot comes to Bern

BERN TWP., Pa. - Ideas, like good recipes, have to start somewhere.

"We always cook for a family of kids," said Michelle Clouser, owner of Around The Family Table, a new take-out/delivery spot in Bern Township. "My parents lived up the road. What's two more?"

Clouser, her husband, and their kids have always been cooking.

"We started making these meals and just selling them to friends and family for a donation," she said.

It started as a way to raise money for mission trips for the kids, and now, they want to cook for your family.

October is the grand opening of their business, Around the Family Table, on Route 183 in Bern Township, just north of the Route 222 interchange.

"If we can make something that people could just throw in their oven, pull it out, sit down at the table and spend five or 10 minutes sitting around their table eating," Clouser explained.

It's not just any take-out place to pick up food and eat on the run. The Clousers want you to be inspired by the core concept of connecting with family and friends.

"It's not the healthy trend kinda thing, but it's the wholesome," Clouser said.

With the Clousers, everyone is responsible for a different part of the meal. Dad does the soups.

"I love making cream soups," said Brian Clouser.

One daughter does dessert. 

"Right now, chocolate chip cookies," said Rebecca Clouser.

And mom makes the entrees. Her favorite?

"The chicken parm," she said.

The family is hoping to bring a different taste to take out and delivery. 

Daughter Rebecca said it best: "I think family gets disconnected and food can bring you back together."

For more information on Around The Family Table you can visit its website.

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