What do you enjoy most about Kitchens for Good: The best part of the program is seeing the progress made. I love seeing those “lightbulb” moments when the apprentices fully understand a concept and technique. I truly enjoy when promoted apprentices come back and share their experiences and how they are continuing to grow.

Most unusual food you’ve tried: My grandmother used to make pickled pigs feet. I remember many times coming into her kitchen and seeing the pig trotters hanging out. This was never something that my friends would eat or enjoy, but I loved the jellied, vinegary flavor and texture and think about it often.