About Us

We use local farms for our produce and meats. We change our menu seasonally due to what is available. Shari Hunter, the founder of the Two Foundation and The Two Cafe and Boutique, had a vision: "to create a neighborhood place, where individuals with mild to moderate exceptionalities would be job trained, coached and placed into a fully integrated work setting. All inspired by her son Derek's success in breaking barriers and molds that have existed for individuals with exceptionalities. Our big message is, we are all just people who belong together.

The Two Cafe and Boutique promotes healthy eating and an active lifestyle. Every dollar spent will go towards the Two Foundation's mission.

Our Core Values

Names, not labels

Excellence in all we do

Celebrate strengths and diversity

We are all better when we do life together


Meet Derek

Derek is the reason behind the Two. When Derek was born, Shari knew he was made for change. He was going to be used to break down walls and change the hearts of people all around him. Derek's passion for life is the heartbeat behind everything done at the Two. He was determined to graduate from college. He graduated in 2013 from Kent State University. He was even more determined to get married. When he met his now-wife Lauren, he knew she was the one. They were married in 2016. They are now working together at the Two. They live in their own home and drive independently. We know that each individual’s path to independence will be uniquely different, but we can all get there when opportunities are provided, support is given, and barriers are removed.