This recent summer season we were able to bring back one of our favorite summertime events, Community Lunches. These lunches brought us together for food and fellowship as we celebrated youth voices and leadership. They were also a special way for us to thank partners, friends, and volunteers. Urban Roots is very grateful to everyone who helps us do what we do; we truly couldn’t accomplish our mission without the youth, but also without the support of our community members, and dedicated Board members.
They’re an opportunity to learn about the experience of the youth; the youth work with local chefs and restaurants to create a delicious meal made from Urban Roots produce, discuss what Urban Roots means for them, and get to eat their delicious hard work.
For this summer season, we were very thankful to work with Chef Rick Lopez and La Condesa, Chef Amanda Turner and Olamaie (thank you to Sustainable Food Center for letting us use your kitchen!), and Chef Fiore Tedesco and L’oca D’oro who taught our youth to make their mouth watering and delectably delicious menu items! Cooking is culture, and we’re delighted that the youth enjoyed joining these different kitchens, learning different cooking skills, and learning new cuisine while sharing bits of each others’ culture. We can’t wait to see the youth learn and cook for the autumn Community Lunches too!