Our Story


Lead Staff

Stacey Petersen
Executive Director

Bruce Holstead
Director of Operations

Rene and Perry
Chef Extraordinaires

Lisa Simone
Communications and Connection

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A Food Truck on a Mission

We believe that recovery saves lives. We believe in long term treatment, and that everyone who wants recovery should have an opportunity to get it. Did you know 90% of people that need treatment in Canada do not receive it? It's a staggering number and it is time to change it. At Fresh Start Recovery Center in Calgary, we are embracing doing different. We have long term treatment programs, an award-winning Family Healing Program, long term housing for alumni as well as a budding alumni program, a recovery food truck, and soon enough, a cafe. The recovery cafe and food truck are part of a social enterprise project under  Fresh Start Recovery Centre's umbrella thanks to the generous donation by The McCook Family Foundation. Because of their donation and support, all profits generated will go back into helping more men and families get well from the disease of addiction. 

We are here to inspire a message of hope and wellness. We employ and provide opportunities to people in recovery, and are working on changing the conversation surrounding addiction recovery. Addiction impacts us all, so whether you are in recovery, know someone in recovery, or are somewhere in between, there has never been a better time to bring this issue forward. Recovery saves lives and impacts families for the better. When you come to us, you can be confident that you will Eat Good and Do Good. 

With Gratitude, 

The team at Eleven-Eleven and Fresh Start Recovery Centre


Recent Press

September 7, 2018 - Calgary Food Truck restores hope for those in recovery from addiction - Global News 

October 5, 2018 - Food truck benefiting addiction recovery makes good on ‘eat good, do good’ motto CTV Calgary News Print CTV Calgary Video

October 6, 2018 – 'It gives me purpose': Calgary food truck helping give new lease on life for former addicts. Calgary Herald

October 7, 2018  - Fresh Start, Fresh Eats  Calgary Sun -

October 11, 2018 Calgary food truck serving up hope and purpose for people recovering from addiction The Star Calgary

October 19, 2018 A New Chance for those Recovering. Global News - 770 CHQR