Our very own Executive Chef, Keyon Hammond, participated in a community outreach program hosted by The Black Man Can Institute, a national nonprofit that provides support for young men of color, at American University last month. The event featured guest speakers from various industries that included workshops and presentations that helped the attendees to focus on career goals and develop communication skills, self-confidence and conflict resolution. Chef Hammond held a cooking demonstration on stir fry chicken while providing insight on a career in the hospitality industry.
“The children enjoyed learning from a person they could relate to,” said Hammond, 28, who lives in Manassas, Virginia. “Eating healthy should be a part of their lives. It’s very important that they understand how it will positively affect them. When I was their age, eating healthy was the last thing on my mind so now I have to recoup.”
“This was a new experience,” said Christian, 17, who lives in Landover, Maryland. “A world-class chef has never showed me how to cook. I really liked doing positive, fun things.”
You can read more about this event by visiting The Washington Informer online.