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Markeeta wakes up before dawn to chase her chef dreams

February 7, 2017  by Philabundance

By Dan Geringer Markeeta Henderson woke up at 3 a.m. Sunday in her Germantown apartment, walked to Wayne Junction Station, caught the Regional Rail train to Jefferson Station, took the Market-Frankford El to 69th Street, and rode the 109 bus to Swarthmore, Delaware County, where her workday as a Broad Table Tavern ...

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From Homeless to Business Owner Thanks to PCK

February 1, 2017  by Philabundance

Amanda Dobbs’ life was never stable: she was raised by a single mother on welfare; her family was constantly moving; and when her mom was in a severe car crash, Amanda had to care for her family at nine years old. Throughout her life, Amanda battled with depression. For a period ...

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PCK Grads at Reading Terminal Market

November 23, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Chef Amanda Dobbs of Virtuous Foods & Events and Chef Steven Parr III are both alumni of The Philabundance Community Kitchen. Join them as they demonstrate creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers for some new and different dishes after the holidays. This is a free demonstration. More details here.

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Ginger Carrot Soup with Roasted Peanut: A PCK Graduate Recipe

May 6, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Philabundance Community Kitchen Graduate Steve Parr’s first dish was scrambled eggs. With the skills and knowledge from his work in our program, today Steve is planning to open his own hospitality service in Brewerytown. Plus, he cooks up tasty recipes like this carrot soup with toasted sesame seeds! Carrot Soup with ...

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Inmates Get 2nd Chance with Help From Philabundance

April 28, 2016  by Amanda White

NBC10's Katy Zachary highlights Philabundance's Community Kitchen and its work with local inmates. To view the full story click here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Inmates-Get-Second-Chance-with-Help-from-Philabundance_Philadelphia-377446591.html

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Redemption Through Cooking

April 26, 2016  by Stefanie Arck

Richard K. went from being a successful entertainment lawyer to an inmate at Fort Dix Prison to a pastry chef at award-winning Zahav restaurant all within five years. He credits Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) for propelling him to where he is today. “I don't think I would have landed on my ...

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Scrambled Eggs Lead to Success for Philabundance Community Kitchen Grad

March 28, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

  Crack. Sizzle. Whisk. Voila! These are the sounds of Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) Graduate Steve Parr’s earliest memory of cooking. When Steve was just 6-years-old, his father taught him how to make scrambled eggs; he was in awe of how one could take something raw in a hard shell and ...

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Chef Hugo Campos, Out of The Kitchen

March 23, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Name: Hugo Campos Philabundance Job Title: Chef Instructor, Philabundance Community Kitchen Where were you born? I was born in El Salvador, but moved to a suburb of Los Angeles when I was three years old. Are you fluent in Spanish? ¡Sí! How did you get involved in the culinary industry? When I was a ...

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4 Ways Frozen Foods May Help Save Time and Add Nutrients to Your Next Meal

March 4, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Frozen foods can be a great way to save time in the kitchen and eat a healthy meal if you know what to shop for and how to cook it! Check out the following five tips to learn more. Plus, keep an eye out for Fare & Square's current prices ...

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Latino Profiles: Chef Teaches Cooking, Life Skills to Low-Income Adults

March 2, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Griselda Nevarez Hugo Campos was a toddler when he and his parents fled the civil war in El Salvador and moved to California. A year later, his parents separated and Campos' mom, not knowing a word of English, struggled to make ends meet. They moved around a lot until they settled ...

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