One of the best parts of my job is getting to know the people in my neighborhood.  (cue Mr. Rogers!)  And one of my favorites is Helen Williams of 2 Home Cooks right here in the Garrison City.

Helen received recognition from the New Hampshire Business Review as the 2020 Business Excellence Winner, according to NHBR.com.  

This is not the first time that Helen and her restaurant has received accolades.  2 Home Cooks was also voted one of the Best Brunch places in the whole state! 

Helen's idea of owning a restaurant was written on a paper napkin.  At the time, she didn't know anything about running a restaurant, she just wanted to feed people with her delicious cooking, so she jumped right in with a partner.  In the beginning, as with any new venture, the business had some challenges so her partner dropped out.  Helen kept 2 Home Cooks going.  Not only did she keep it going, but she's expanded and doubled the size of the restaurant!

Helen is a GIVER in every sense of the word.  She has done so much for charities like End 68 Hours of Hunger and Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

When The Shark had our VIP experience here in the Shark Tank, Helen was the one that provided the breakfast for us and our guests.  I can attest to the deliciousness of her food.  It took me a while to pick my favorites, but eventually, my go-to was a breakfast sandwich with incredibly delicious thick bacon, fresh egg, cheddar cheese and a home-made biscuit.  COME ON!  Aaron's go to was the Irish Benedict.  It's English muffin with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and a ton of corned beef hash on top!  omg... helen...

Congratulations, my friend!  So well deserved!

Go see Helen yourself at 40 Chestnut Street in Dover.  She is a success not only because of her incredible light and smile when you see her, but also because her food is DELICIOUS and homemade.

I tried to find a picture of Helen, because I have many, but sorting through all the pictures I have was an impossible feat.  So, pictured here is Mitch from A-Train's article earlier this year.