Lightfoot Industries, Santa Cruz ROP culinary arts program, and Chef Brad Briske, to cater Edible Monterey Magazine's 1st Anniversary Party. Under the incredible expertise of Chef Brad, the crew spent Thursday afternoon and all day Friday prepping, cooking and serving the dinner. The event was a delicious and beautiful celebration of our local foodshed while offering great professional practice fort the youth. However, the true success for us was the collaboration of these rad youth organizations in the county all doing great work with young people and food. This was the first time we all teamed up for an event, and hopefully not the last. The youth came together seamlessly. They spent a lot of time behind the scenes laughing together while setting tables, plating food, and washing dishes. New friendships were made and confidence built. Our crew got to see that what they are learning and experiencing at FoodWhat is part of a larger community. To top it off, Crystal and Deonte spoke in front of all of the guests and told their stories. Deonte talked about eating less fast food and feeling more confident with his culinary skills. Crystal shared how she has become a stronger, more confident and more responsible person over her year with FoodWhat.
You can read more about the event and menu here.