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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...

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...

Kronna Williams, left, preparing food with his team at a James Beard event.  For a long time Kronna Williams believed that dreams were made for other people—not him. As a child, his reality was one of poverty and drugs. Of hardship and struggle. Of ultimately being...

We are thrilled to congratulate The Doe Fund’s graduating class of 2016 for their hard work and dedication to the Ready, Willing & Able program. We know that these graduates have persevered through tough challenges and overcome many obstacles to get to where they are...

[wpvideo 4A6JeZSj] Chef Anthony’s Braised Boneless Beef Ingredients: 1 cup chili sauce ½ cup ketchup ½ cup tomato puree 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard 4 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons hot sauce 1 cup apple cider vinegar 4 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 ounces espresso 4 pounds beef   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To create...

Anthony, better known as “Tyson”, moved from North Carolina to New York City 20 years ago. Upon arrival, he searched hard for a job but was unable to find one. To support himself, Tyson turned to illegal activity and eventually found himself in prison. On the...