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DV8 Kitchen

DV8 Kitchen

Renee visits DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery in Lexington that provides second chance employment opportunities for people in substance recovery who are trying to redirect their lives. She speaks with Rob and Diane Perez about their vision for the restaurant and its support from the community. Renee also talks with employees at the eatery to hear their stories of recovery.
Season 13 Episode 17 Length 28:37 Premiere: 01/19/18

DV8 Kitchen: A Restaurant Providing Second Chances

Like so many people struggling with substance abuse, Dan Rison found himself on the path to addiction following a medical procedure.

He was only 14 years old when he had surgery to correct a birth defect. That was followed by a regime of prescribed painkillers, which launched the addiction he would fight through his early 20s.

Treatment helped him overcome his disease, but recovery held its own challenges. He says employers weren’t eager to hire a young man with a history of drug use and a criminal record.

“I found it difficult trying to find even the most basic, entry-level job,” Rison says. “I didn’t know where I would end up, until I got in touch with Rob and Diane.”

That’s Rob and Diane Perez, the owners of DV8 Kitchen, a Lexington café and bakery that hires people like Rison – people in recovery who need a second chance. KET’s Connections visited the restaurant to learn more about this unique approach to fighting the opioid crisis.

Rob Perez understands what Rison has experienced because he’s been there himself. He abused alcohol and drugs when he was a teenager but he says he didn’t realize he had an addiction.

“I knew it was a way to be social and to have fun, Perez says. “I didn’t even recognize how bad I was hurting other people, to be honest. I thought it was normal.”

Perez was 25 when he hit bottom and entered treatment. He credits his wife Diane with helping him through the rehabilitation process.

“I’m just blessed to be able to have a wife that loves me through it or kicks me in the butt when I need it,” Rob says.

The couple went on to found Saul Good, a casual restaurant and pub with three locations in Lexington. But addiction once again entered their lives. Rob says 13 of their employees died over the years because of addiction. Diane says that’s not uncommon for the food service industry.

“Most people don’t do background checks, they have a flexible schedule, and then there’s cash at end of the night,” Diane says. “So it just breeds addiction.”

In one instance, the Perezes caught their best server doing heroin at work. Diane took the girl under her wing and eventually helped get her into a six-month treatment program in Louisville. After rehab, Rob says she seemed well on her way to recovery. She landed a job with a high-end grocery but then, days later, she was fired after the store manager reviewed her background check.

“I don’t blame the company, I just blame our attitude as a society about addiction,” Rob says. “She had a drug possession and shoplifting in her background and they didn’t want to hire her because they were afraid of the risk to them, but what about the risk to her?”

Rob says that girl soon returned to using drugs and is now a fugitive.

A Business Designed for People in Recovery
Diane Perez realized there had to be a better way to help people like that girl get back on their feet and able to provide for themselves. She envisioned a restaurant that would give second-chance employment opportunities to individuals in recovery from an addiction.

But Rob had to be convinced the concept would work financially. So the couple researched other businesses around the country that have as part of their missions to hire people in recovery. Rob says the challenge those companies so often faced was how to pay for on-site drug testing and counseling for the employees.

That’s when Rob got the inspiration – divine inspiration, he believes – to partner with local recovery centers like Chrysalis House and Isaiah House to let them provide the health and treatment services, while the Perezes would provide the employment opportunities.

Thanks to the generosity of benefactors who provided $250,000 in no-interest loans, and contractors who worked for free or steep discounts, the Perezes were able to build and open the new restaurant last summer. The name DV8 Kitchen comes from the hope that offering people in recovery a stable job will enable them to deviate from their previous lifestyles. The bakery and café on South Broadway in Lexington serves what it calls “life changing food” for breakfast and lunch.

“This business was designed to be able to handle a workforce that was in recovery,” Rob says. “We close at 3 so they can go home to do their recovery stuff… We also arrange for people to be able to have time to go and do the things that are court-mandated.”

Dan Rison says he reports to work by 6:30 so he can help prepare the café for the morning rush. Even though he’s sweeping floors and making coffee, Rison says he’s grateful for the opportunity to work.

“This job provides a stable environment for somebody who is looking to build a new track record,” Rison says. “They come to work here [and] they’re able to build trust again with coworkers, with employers, with the guests who come here to eat.”

Help Society and Give People Hope
The goal of DV8 Kitchen is to have a third of its staff be second-chance employees. Diane Perez says she’d rather hire people in recovery because they’re more dependable and are eager for a job. In addition to providing a judgment-free workplace, the Perezes also invite local business leaders in to give weekly talks to the staff. One recent Tuesday featured an investment advisor explaining the basics of personal finance.

The concept of fast-casual dining combined with the social good of supporting people in recovery seems to be a hit among patrons.

“The food is phenomenal,” says customer Andrew Eaton, who praises the café’s biscuits and gravy as well as its employees, who he says deserve a second chance.

“I don’t have to know their history,” says Eaton. “I don’t want them to be defined by their history. I want them to be defined by the relationship we can have as members of the same community.”

Unfortunately not every DV8 story ends happily. Rob Perez says they lost two of their best cooks who are now on the streets again. He says he loves them and prays for them, but he realizes that relapses are a potential hazard of hiring people in recovery.

“This business has shown me how to live,” Perez says. “I have a gigantic belly laugh everyday, and I have giant cry everyday.”

In addition to employing people in recovery, the café has also provided a safe haven for friends and family members of those who are still battling addiction. Perez says he often hears stories from patrons who have lost loved ones to substance abuse. Melissa Dean says her sister is an addict who has been in rehab countless times. She says one way she copes with those challenges is by volunteering to work at DV8.

“The more love and support and understanding and acceptance of people with addiction, the better off we are going to be,” Dean says. “The more chances we can give them in lifting them up, it’s just a win-win situation.”

At the end of the day, DV8 Kitchen is still a business that has to make money. Perez says the more financially successful they are, the more second-chance employees he can hire and the more he can pay them. But he also wants to ensure the business is also a success spiritually and socially. And Perez says he hopes to inspire other companies to follow in their footsteps and hire people who have had life challenges, whether that’s substance abuse, being a victim of the sex trades, or growing up in foster care.

“Our message really is use your business in a way that helps our society and helps people, that gives people hope,” Perez says.

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  • Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

  • Monday August 1, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday August 1, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday August 1, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel - S16 E31

  • Sunday August 7, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday August 7, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday August 6, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday August 6, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 31, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 31, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday July 31, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 31, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 31, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

  • Friday July 29, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 29, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

  • Thursday July 28, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 28, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Innocence Project - S9 E9

  • Monday July 25, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 25, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Tom Shelton - Henry Clay Center - S17 E18

  • Sunday July 31, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday July 30, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday July 24, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday July 24, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Sunday July 24, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
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Pop Culture and Commodification of Women - S9 E8

  • Friday July 22, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 22, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Ruth Brinkley - KentuckyOne Health - S9 E5

  • Thursday July 21, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 21, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 21, 2022 2:14 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 21, 2022 1:14 pm CT on KETKY
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Malcolm Ratchford - S9 E4

  • Wednesday July 20, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Roszalyn Akins - S9 E3

  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Betty Baye - S9 E1

  • Monday July 18, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 18, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Chelsea Ellis-Hogan - S17 E9

  • Sunday July 24, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday July 23, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 23, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 17, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness - S13 E43

  • Friday July 15, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 15, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing - S13 E42

  • Thursday July 14, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 14, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 14, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy - S13 E35

  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 1:59 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 12:59 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 5:29 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 4:29 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Donna Grigsby - S13 E28

  • Monday July 11, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 11, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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William Turner - S17 E13

  • Sunday July 17, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Saturday July 16, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 16, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 10, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday July 10, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 10, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 13 Episodes

Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness

S13 E43 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 08/24/18

Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing

S13 E42 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 08/17/18

Jessica Dueñas - 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

S13 E41 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 08/10/18

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

S13 E37 Length 28:48 Premiere Date 07/13/18

A New Task Force on Opioids

S13 E36 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 07/06/18

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

S13 E35 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 06/29/18

Criminal Justice Reform

S13 E34 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 06/22/18

Jay Box - Kentucky Community and Technical College

S13 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 06/15/18

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis

S13 E32 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 06/08/18

Bob King - Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

S13 E31 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 06/01/18

Rachel Childress - Lexington Habitat for Humanity

S13 E30 Length 26:22 Premiere Date 05/25/18

2018 Kentucky Primary Races

S13 E29 Length 29:52 Premiere Date 05/18/18

Dr. Donna Grigsby

S13 E28 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 05/11/18

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

S13 E27 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 05/04/18

Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks

S13 E25 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 04/20/18

Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard

S13 E24 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 04/13/18

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

S13 E23 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 04/06/18

Secretary Derrick Ramsey - Apprenticeships

S13 E22 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 02/23/18

Educational Innovation

S13 E21 Length 28:45 Premiere Date 02/16/18

Gerald Smith

S13 E20 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 02/09/18

Perry Bacon Jr.

S13 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 02/02/18

DV8 Kitchen

S13 E17 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 01/19/18

Silas House, New Novel

S13 E16 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 01/16/18

Tawanda Owsley

S13 E15 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 01/05/18

Sexual Harassment Issues

S13 E14 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 12/15/17

Disability Rates and Benefits

S13 E13 Length 27:27 Premiere Date 12/08/17

Good Samaritans

S13 E12 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 11/17/17

A Salute to Heroes

S13 E10 Length 26:18 Premiere Date 11/10/17

Legislative Health Policy

S13 E9 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 11/03/17

Elder Care

S13 E8 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 10/27/17

Preventing Youth Suicide

S13 E7 Length 28:17 Premiere Date 10/20/17

A Proposal for Pension Reform

S13 E6 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10/13/17

Rethinking Pain Medication

S13 E5 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10/06/17

Former Gov. Steve Beshear

S13 E4 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 09/29/17

Secretary Elaine Chao

S13 E3 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 09/22/17

Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy

S13 E2 Length 29:32 Premiere Date 09/08/17

Author and Journalist Sam Quinones

S13 E1 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 09/01/17

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