With the chopper: from left, Ken Sartain, Chef David Pol, Michele “Mimi” Sartain, and Jean Cosby.

Life in the kitchen just got a bit easier for our hard-working Blue Heron chef and his crew, after taking ownership of a Hobart buffalo chopper.

The tabletop chopper was presented to Dave Pol by the Ladies of the Lakes, who paid the $800 price, and by Ken and Mimi Sartain. After Chef Dave told Ken that he suffers from arthritis in his hand chopping so much, the Sartains went looking for and found the used machine while they were in San Jose.

The machine chops all kinds of food at high or slow speed, coarse or fine.

The Sartains bought it and brought it back to YLP, where Ken took it apart, cleaned it, added a new cord, and bolted it to a cart.

They decided to give YLOA and LOL an opportunity to buy it for the restaurant, but LOL President Jean Cosby said the group offered to pay for the whole thing. “That’s because David and his crew are so gracious to us. It’s amazing what great service we get. And so we’ll do anything anytime to serve this community and the Blue Heron.”

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