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Bart Potenza

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Bart Potenza, Candle’s founder, with over 30 years in the health food industry, continues to excite his loyal following with his innovative ideas and concepts in the organic plant based movement. Bart, along with his partner Joy Pierson, has created three successful vegetarian dining establishments including Candle Cafe, Candle 79 and Candle Cafe West. The original Candle Cafe was the first restaurant to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association and all three restaurants are at the forefront of campaigns to green NYC and the restaurant industry.
The success of the Candle Restaurants proves Bart's original assertion that eating super healthy vegetarian food is a choice that impacts not only individual health, but also the health of the planet. Bart's ""daily bread"" is his quest to make our world better for all humanity. He continues to be inspired by the growth and significance of the green movement.