Mimicking his restaurant’s ethos, Lucille’s 1913 also pays homage to Chef Chris’ great grandmother and culinary pioneer, Lucille B. Smith. In 1913, as the nation was celebrating “Jubilee Year” — the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation — the restaurant’s namesake Lucille B. Smith was giving birth to her catering business in Fort Worth, Texas. This endeavor enabled Smith to raise funds for community service projects and advocacy initiatives. Lucille’s 1913 was born out of this same love of community. In turn, we provide curated meals that directly speak to the unique palates of the communities we serve, while providing the much-needed daily nutrition they deserve.