About Full Battle Rattle Deli

Full Battle Rattle Deli employs veterans who have received training through our Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans program, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is our mission is to support the veteran community by providing both camaraderie and job training to those veterans facing homelessness, unemployment and who struggle with transitioning into civilian life.

About Michael Gropper

After leaving Denver Public Schools as a Special Education teacher for 13 years, Michael, a proud 8-year US Army vet who served as a Food Service Specialist, decided it was time to fulfill his dream of being a vet serving other vets in need. He formed the two businesses at the same time – Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans and Full Battle Rattle Deli – to work hand in hand to both prevent vets from experiencing homelessness in the Denver community and also provide them with a meaningful and fulfilling career.

Michael Gropper

Irving Hale Veteran Organization of the Year Award

Michael was a recipient of the Irving Hale Veteran Organization of the Year award. The award was presented by VFW Post 1 as part of their 121st Founders celebration.

Colorado’s 244th Engineer Battalion

Michael also received a plaque from Colorado’s 244th Engineer Battalion  for supporting their troops and mission with meals. 

Full Battle Rattle Deli Classified as a 'Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business'

The Department of Defense (DoD) has undertaken an outreach effort to identify small businesses owned and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans. The DoD outreach effort aims to improve prime and subcontracting opportunities for veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The DoD believes that the sacrifices made by veterans in the service of our country needs to be recognized at all levels of government. Read more »
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