Monday, January 2, 2012
Celebrating Future Chefs
Toni Elka, Executive Director of Future Chefs, 2nd left with plaque.
What better way to celebrate the new year than with Future Chefs? Most readers know that I am happy to be associated with this great organization that provides educational and employment opportunities for vulnerable 14-21 year olds. So, when we were invited to the Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center recently where Root Cause was congratulating Future Chefs as one of their 2011 Social Innovators, we couldn't decline.
Firstly, this space just may have the best view of the Boston skyline at night. Fantastic! We were there with a large crowd to celebrate a lot. We had great growth this year, adding new staff, volunteers and funding. The best news of all: we will be moving into new offices in 2012 in Boston's South End, complete with classroom space and kitchen! This is certain to attract even more attention to this worthy organization. It was a great night to see everyone, support our accomplishments and share the vision of a brighter future ahead. Even our friends Chefs Chris Douglass of Ashmont Grill and Nuno Alves of Tavolo catered the event! Here's some of the photos. Enjoy!