Alison Galvan is the Co-owner of The Food and Art Café, or as it is affectionately known here in the Durham Region, The Fart Café.
In the summer of 2017 Alison and her family moved to Whitby to open up their dream business, a restaurant in which her husband, Noel, and son, James are artists in the kitchen, and Alison and her daughter, Phoebe, are the artists out front, with Alison’s fine art hanging on walls that Phoebe designed. Their restaurant has been a labour of love and while Alison and her family are the new kids on the block, they have jumped in with both feet, getting involved in the community hosting the Whitby Chamber’s bi-weekly Java Jolt meetings, joining various committees and stepping up as an active and engaged member of the Downtown Whitby BIA.
“I believe that our success is a function not only of our own individual businesses hard work and dedication to excellence, but also that of our wonderful neighbours and fellow business owners. When the tide comes in, together we are all washed up the beach, and I am excited to be a part of a community with such incredible potential, supportive fellowship, and products and services that we can all be proud of. Here’s to our mutual success!”