Learn About Birt's Bistro

Birt’s Bistro is a restaurant in Surprise, AZ. We are situated on the Benevilla main campus. Our social enterprise model helps to support the charitable work that Benevilla does in our community. Every time you visit Birt’s Bistro for a delicious freshly prepared meal, buy $1 used book at the bookstore, purchase a unique work of art or enjoy weekly events featuring amazing local talent you are giving back to Benevilla programs and services.

Birt’s Bistro supports the Benevilla mission in many ways. A Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. Resource Specialists is available on site, free of charge, for our neighbors and friends needing information about community resources. Birt’s Bistro offers a Group Supported Employment program which trains and employs members from our adults with disabilities in the Helping Partners Life Enrichment Program in various capacities allowing them to receive a weekly paycheck.


Birt and Louisa Kellam moved to Sun City West in January 1990 and have been supporters of Interfaith since 1991.  They decided to sponsor Birt’s Bistro because they believe the new Interfaith project will have a positive effect on the community.

Birt retired as Corporate Vice President of A. G. Edwards, Inc. a national investment firm headquartered in St. Louis.  Louisa played violin with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and for touring music stars and ballet companies.

Birt is currently a Trustee of the Arizona State University Foundation as well as a member of the Sun Health Board of Directors.  Louisa now teaches English to foreign-language speaking adults and serves on the Board of the West Valley Symphony.


The Boutique

The Birt’s Bistro Boutique is stocked full of beautiful pieces of art, jewelry, accessories and more from local artists. Frequently replenished, the Boutique is the perfect place to shop for unique gifts after a delicious meal at Birt’s. All sales made at the boutique directly affect the success of the Benevilla organization and mission.


Book Store

Birt’s Bistro also serves as a bookstore for every customer looking for a new read. All books are donated by the community and sold at the affordable price of only $1. All proceeds are donated back to Benevilla to help fund the many Benevilla programs and services providing care and support for older adults, disabled adults, children and families within our community.



Birt’s Bistro is a restaurant in Surprise, AZ situated on Benevilla’s main campus. Birt’s social enterprise operating model helps to support the charitable work that Benevilla does in our community.


Learn About Benevilla

Enriching Lives. Started by and for our community in 1981, Benevilla enriches lives of West Valley residents by serving older adults, adults with disabilities, children and the families who care for them.

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