Our Story

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Chris Faddis, Founder of Bene Plates

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         The vision for this company came while caring for my late wife, Angela, who was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer at the age of 31. Angela’s disease was deemed “incurable”, yet Angela had a will to live as best she could. The biggest hurdle to that desire was keeping Angela fed and well nourished amid the myriad of symptoms, infections, and days where she simply could not eat.

         After losing a total of 40lbs over eight months, we were able to transfer Angela to a cancer hospital that put nutrition and quality and nutritious food at the forefront. They worked hard at helping Angela eat and intervened to help her gain some weight back. Angela went from a frail and weak woman who couldn’t stay awake to a vibrant woman who was active and living life to the full while still on weekly treatment. And most importantly, they fed her food that was nothing like the hospital food you and I are used to!

Angela lived much longer than expected and those last few months were a gift because Angela had energy to enjoy life, especially our children. When we were leaving the hospital that August to head home for hospice, I noticed a woman leaving with a bag full of take out containers of food. The chef informed me that many patients were taking food home cause they couldn’t cook this way for themselves. That day I told Angela of an idea – what if I could make food for the chronically and deliver it to their homes. Angela loved the idea and encouraged me to do it some day. Today, nearly three years later, that idea, spawned in grief, has been further developed and grown into BENE PLATES. Together with one of my closest friends, Dr. John C. Oertle, and several nutrition and culinary advisors we’ve developed what I believe to be the most comprehensive food and nutrition programs available on the market.

       You’ll read much more about our process and how we serve you on this site. But please know of my commitment and passion to serve you incredible food whether you are counted among the chronically ill or the walking well. Let’s start a FOOD REVOLUTION together!

Bene Vivo!

Chris Faddis, Founder

 

 

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Angela Faddis, Chris’ late wife and their two children.

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