This is the season for giving, and Chef Jodi loves to give back to the community, particularly to Kitchens for Good, a nonprofit whose programs provide workplace training, healthy food production and hunger relief to those in San Diego.
Serving as a Volunteer Guest Chef, she returned to the nonprofit for the third time to teach the the current class how to prepare her delicious Chicken Curry and Zaatar Bean Soup. The class really enjoyed it, as they had been learning how to create soup and stews.
“I love teaching at Kitchens for Good; it truly is my happy place,” said Chef Jodi. “I am so inspired by the classmates and their journey to better their lives and learn the craft of cooking.”
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.