This month’s “Chefs for Charity” lunch was whipped up by company newbie, Blake DeYoung. It is a monthly tradition in the One Smooth Stone kitchen that an employee makes lunch for the staff, and donations are made to the charity of the chef’s choice. This month Blake chose Kids Alive to benefit from employee donations and One Smooth Stone’s matching contribution.
Kids Alive is an organization of orphanages impacting Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. The orphanages do not allow the children who live there to be adopted, but raise them to be leaders and model citizens within their own community. Just over a year ago, Blake’s wife, Brooke, visited their Ark Constanza Children’s Home in the Dominican Republic. The DeYoungs now support Ishmael, who won her heart. .
Often touting his excellent culinary abilities, Blake more than proved himself with a delectable menu. Co-workers were treated to blackened chicken, pasta alfredo with roasted pepper and sun-dried tomato sides, as well as a salad starter. For desert, Blake’s grandmother provided chocolate-peanut butter and vanilla-peanut butter pies. Both were absolutely unforgettable!
If you would like to learn more about Kids Alive or donate to this cause, visit their website at: http://www.kidsalive.org/.