Critically acclaimed chef Jeff Henderson is doing a Pop-up Restaurant at the Rescue Mission of Trenton on Oct. 25 to support and highlight a new Culinary Arts Training Program the Mission and Trenton Soup Kitchen are exploring.
New Jersey Business Today readers may recall “Chef Jeff” from last year’s Women Business Leaders Forum, where he brought his message of hope and inspiration as the event’s keynote speaker. Chef Jeff learned to cook in prison, and turned what he learned into a successful career as an acclaimed chef and New York Times best-selling author.
In a letter to supporters, the Mission CEO Mary Gay Abbott-Young said:
“This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a meal cooked by an award-winning chef in a Pop-Up Restaurant on-site at the Mission, and to learn more about a Culinary Arts Training Program the Mission and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen are exploring.
“The Chef Jeff event is our opportunity to introduce a new chapter of collaboration and vocational development. We are early in the program development process and want this dining experience and the conversation to focus on the potential for a very targeted Culinary Arts Training Program and Pop-Up Restaurant.
“For over 100 years the Mission has been working together with the community to rebuild lives. With a focus on serving individuals with multiple hurdles, such as substance abuse, co-occurring behavioral health disorders, economic poverty, limited education, and spotty work history, the Mission is steadfast in our work to provide tools for individuals to succeed.”