Chuck Samuelson, Jennifer Gilmore and Aviva Paley head the team behind Kitchens for Good in San Diego. This incredibly inventive and forward thinking group is training the underserved, foster youth and vulnerable folks in our area in culinary skills and hospitality. They have a thriving catering business providing meals to seniors at several senior centers in our area.
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation selected Kitchens for Good to operate its 22,000 square foot kitchen and event space at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center in San Diego.
Kitchens for Good breaks the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production, and social enterprise.
They believe that kitchens can be drivers of social and economic good in communities. With meals that not only feed, but improve the health of vulnerable residents, jobs that employ men and women previously perceived as unemployable, and a purchasing power that will support Southern California’s farmers and communities, they will effectively and profitably close the broken loops of our food system.