Sharing their passion for food to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, three of the nation’s hottest young chefs have teamed up with Share Our Strength and Lexus to launch “A Tasteful Pursuit: Chefs on Tour for Hunger.”
In cooperation with the culinary training program at St. Joseph Center’s Bread and Roses Café on Rose Avenue in Venice, Chef Brad Thompson of Mary Elaine’s at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Chef Cornelius Gallagher of Oceana in New York City, and Pastry Chef Sherry Yard of Spago in Los Angeles spent Monday afternoon, June 27, introducing new recipes and cooking techniques to students in the program.
The Bread and Roses Café serves 150 hot, nutritious meals to homeless people every weekday. The training program provides homeless and low-income men and women with six weeks of classroom and practical training in food industry skills, followed by a four-week internship in hospital food service.
Since its founding in 1984, Share Our Strength has raised more than $180 million in support of more than 1,000 anti-hunger, anti poverty organizations worldwide. For more information please visit www.strength.orgOver 677,000 children, one out of every four children, live in poverty in LA County and many of them are at-risk of going hungry. St. Joseph Center has issued a call to everyone to help fight hunger. People can find out more about volunteering or donating, by calling (310) 396-6468 or by logging on to www.stjosephctr.org.