Chef Jodi is passionate about feeding the hungry in our community, and she has been committed to giving back to those in need over the years. One of her favorite local initiatives she supports is Kitchens for Good, a nonprofit whose programs provide workplace training, healthy food production and hunger relief to those in San Diego.
So, she was thrilled when Kitchens for Good asked her to lead her second cooking class for the group! As Guest Chef, she focused on sauces and soups, using only the freshest and most seasonal ingredients. Together, she and the group prepared a delicious Grilled Corn Chowder, Tomato Saffron Sauce, a Spice Rub and a Cilantro Lime Sauce.
“I love teaching at Kitchens for Good!” exclaimed Chef Jodi. “I love their entire business model. How inspiring it is to work with folks who are looking to better their lives and end their cycle of poverty.” She added, “To learn chef skills and to feed others is such a nurturing and noble occupation!”
About Kitchens for Good:
Kitchens for Good was founded to provide workplace training, healthy food production and hunger relief to those in San Diego. It works to bridge the gap between wasted food and hunger by rescuing surplus and cosmetically imperfect food from wholesalers and farmers and engages students in a culinary apprenticeship program to transform those ingredients into nutritious meals for hungry families. The apprenticeship program lasts 12 weeks and specifically selects those individuals who are struggling with addiction, homelessness and/or unemployment. Through the power of cooking, these students are given stability, employment and a brighter future, and their hard work in the kitchen helps provide over 50,000 nutritious meals to hungry families in the San Diego area. For more information on Kitchens for Good, please visit www.kitchensforgood.org.