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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.
S13 E17 Length 28:37 Premiere: 1.19.18

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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Alice Allison Dunnigan - Pioneering Journalist - S15 E9

  • Sunday April 5, 2020 4:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday April 5, 2020 3:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday April 4, 2020 12:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday April 4, 2020 11:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 2:16 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 1:16 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 30, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 30, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 12:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 11:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 8:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 7:00 am CT on KET
  • Saturday March 7, 2020 11:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30 am CT on KETKY

Mary Gwen Wheeler, 55,000 Degrees - S10 E16

  • Friday March 27, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 10:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 9:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 27, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

15K Degrees Initiative - S10 E13

  • Thursday March 26, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Sister Helen Prejean - S10 E12

  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court - S10 E11

  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 10:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 9:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Debbie Millman - S10 E10

  • Sunday March 29, 2020 4:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 29, 2020 3:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 23, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig - S15 E24

  • Saturday March 28, 2020 12:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 28, 2020 11:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 7:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 6:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 2:03 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:03 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 12:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 11:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 8:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday March 22, 2020 7:00 am CT on KET
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  • Sunday March 22, 2020 3:00 am CT on KETKY

Diane Follingstad - UK Women's Circle Endowment Chair - S10 E6

  • Friday March 20, 2020 10:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 9:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 20, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Kevin Chapman - S10 E5

  • Thursday March 19, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Soreyda Benedit Begley and Chris Begley - S10 E3

  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
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Bloggers on Personal Development - S10 E2

  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Chris Rabb - S10 E1

  • Monday March 16, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 10:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 16, 2020 9:00 am CT on KETKY
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  • Monday March 16, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball; McLeod's Coffee House - S15 E23

  • Saturday March 21, 2020 12:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 21, 2020 11:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 12:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 11:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 8:00 am ET on KET
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 7:00 am CT on KET
  • Sunday March 15, 2020 4:00 am ET on KETKY
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Tanya Torp and Holly Houston - S9 E46

  • Friday March 13, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 13, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Friday March 13, 2020 9:00 am CT on KETKY
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  • Friday March 13, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Frontier Nursing University - S9 E45

  • Thursday March 12, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

SWAG - Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun Violence - S9 E44

  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Marta Miranda - S9 E43

  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Judi Jennings - S9 E42

  • Monday March 9, 2020 6:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 5:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 1:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday March 9, 2020 12:30 am CT on KETKY

Inclusivity in Fashion - Frankie Lewis; RaeShanda Johnson - S15 E13

  • Saturday March 14, 2020 12:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday March 14, 2020 11:30 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:59 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:59 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 12:29 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 11:29 am CT on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 3:59 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 1:59 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Robert Hilgers - S9 E41

  • Friday March 6, 2020 5:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 4:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday March 6, 2020 12:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 11:30 pm CT on KETKY

Wil James - S9 E40

  • Thursday March 5, 2020 5:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 4:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 13

Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness

S13 E43 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 8.24.18

Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing

S13 E42 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 8.17.18

Jessica Dueñas - 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

S13 E41 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 8.10.18

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

S13 E37 Length 28:48 Premiere Date 7.13.18

A New Task Force on Opioids

S13 E36 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 7.6.18

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

S13 E35 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 6.29.18

Criminal Justice Reform

S13 E34 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 6.22.18

Jay Box - Kentucky Community and Technical College

S13 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.15.18

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis

S13 E32 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.8.18

Bob King - Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

S13 E31 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 6.1.18

Rachel Childress - Lexington Habitat for Humanity

S13 E30 Length 26:22 Premiere Date 5.25.18

2018 Kentucky Primary Races

S13 E29 Length 29:52 Premiere Date 5.18.18

Dr. Donna Grigsby

S13 E28 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 5.11.18

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

S13 E27 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 5.4.18

Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks

S13 E25 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 4.20.18

Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard

S13 E24 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 4.13.18

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

S13 E23 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 4.6.18

Secretary Derrick Ramsey - Apprenticeships

S13 E22 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 2.23.18

Educational Innovation

S13 E21 Length 28:45 Premiere Date 2.16.18

Gerald Smith

S13 E20 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 2.9.18

Perry Bacon Jr.

S13 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.2.18

DV8 Kitchen

S13 E17 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 1.19.18

Silas House, New Novel

S13 E16 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 1.16.18

Tawanda Owsley

S13 E15 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 1.5.18

Sexual Harassment Issues

S13 E14 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 12.15.17

Disability Rates and Benefits

S13 E13 Length 27:27 Premiere Date 12.8.17

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 11.3.17

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 10.6.17

Former Gov. Steve Beshear

S13 E4 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 9.29.17

Secretary Elaine Chao

S13 E3 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 9.22.17

Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy

S13 E2 Length 29:32 Premiere Date 9.8.17

Author and Journalist Sam Quinones

S13 E1 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 9.1.17

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