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At sixty-two years young, Wesley M. isn’t slowing down. He gives his all to every task in the kitchen and prides himself on always working at his highest level. Since becoming Food Service Coordinator ,for the past three years, Wesley has played a key role in...

For Leroy, cooking isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. “When I’m in the kitchen, all my worries go away.” There was a time when Leroy had plenty to worry about. After 15 years in federal prison, he found himself spiraling towards his lowest...

Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes Ingredients: 2 ½ cups flour 1 ½ cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 1 ½ cup oil 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Frosting: 1 pound cream cheese 4 cups confectioners' sugar 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven...

Fifteen years ago, James was in a dark place. He had lost everything because of drugs and alcohol: his family, his home, and his job. The path before him was unclear--all he knew was the he couldn’t live like this anymore. Then, James walked through The...

We're pleased to present an original take on a summer classic, courtesy of Chef Marcell. The creative force behind many of our catering creations, Marcell is both a graduate of our program and the head chef of our Philadelphia kitchen. We are grateful for his...

We are pleased to present a special recipe from Chef Eric, a graduate and long-time staff member of The Doe Fund. Eric is the lead instructor of our ACF-Certified training program, which prepares formerly homeless and incarcerated men for gainful employment in the food service...

This is a special recipe from our very own Chef Danny, who is both a graduate and long-time staff member of The Doe Fund. Over the year’s Danny has played many roles and helped in countless ways to empower the men in our Culinary Arts...