Fire Up the Start Ups!
Y for Youth Luncheon Fundraising Event
|Y for Youth honoree with Dad, also known as Coach Tino. Celestino (Tino) Ellington, Sports Director at Bayview YMCA.|
|Y for Youth honoree with mentor Julia Barboza, MA , Prevention Specialist with the Bayview Hunter's Point Foundation for Community Improvement/Youth Services|
|Casey Neuburger from the InterContinental was their to lend his support!|
|It was a well attended event!|
|This photo appeared in the SF Gate newspaper. Chef Berlin gave a heart felt speech about the program and the students as I proudly looked on!|
P&P Parent Night!
|Before heading off to prepare dinner for their loved ones, Takija Gardner, Bayview Y Executive Director and Tyra Fennell, Bayview Y Board-member, wanted the young men to see the Y for Youth video|
|LaVaughn Kellum-King, Vice Chair, Southeast Facilities Commission and supporter of the P&P program, Taking a moment to take a photo with Chef Berlin and students!|
|The students were excited about having their loved ones at the Y. More importantly, eating food that they prepared!|
|This Grandmother was extremely pleased to be their to support her grandson along with several other family members!|
|Chef Berlin favorite moments are when he can chat and chew with the students to find out how things are going in their lives!|
|After dinner this family had nothing but praise to the program and for their son!|
|Elston Mallory, San Francisco's Boys and Girls Home joined me in on this family photo. All the families|
were thrilled with the door prizes that included gift cards during this event!
P&P Going InterContinental
|Casey Neuburger, Human Resource Director, InterContinental enjoys hosting P&P students. He shared his career path in a very inspiring manner and encouraged the students to ask as many questions as they could think of. Nothing was off limits!|
|The students were really engaged in the conversations and had plenty questions to ask!|
|After the career talks, they took a tour of the hotel. Casey is a thorough guide and keeps infusing the importance of customer service.|
|Casey, loves showing them the kitchen. Chef Berlin chimes in giving more explanation as they look at professional equipment and appliances.|
|Of course, getting them away from the gym wasn't easy. They were like kids in a candy store!|
|Until we met again! P&P gave a big thank you to all the InterContinental employees that came and spoke to them. That's Donna Ouderkirk, Assistant Human Resource Director, standing next to Chef.|
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough....InterContinental Again!
|P&P students are the only young people invited to this event. This allows them the opportunity to mingle and network|
|Peter Koehler, InterContinental Hotel General Manager, introducing Primed & Prepped to the invited guest. Peter is a big fan and supporter of Primed & Prepped!!|
President Obama's Suite !
|This space was so beautiful to see! However, the lighting in the room made it difficult to get great shots.|
|A room with a view...these are the types of experiences I like having for my students!|
Back to the Iron Chef Competition!!
|There are other foods and pastries to enjoy that are not part of the competition. YUM!|
|This student was the winner of P&P's Iron Chef Competition 2014. He wants to be a Chef so this event|
was very meaningful to him plus he likes to EAT!
Another P&P student comfortably networking and having a great time!
|Another aspiring Chef that enjoyed the voting process!|
|It was also a great time for the students to hang out and relax with one another other|
|Every once in a while they would all meet up together to laugh and talk about the food they were sampling|
|At the end of the evening the students were gifted with the ever so popular "Selfie Stick"|
|Thank You InterContinental Hotel!!|
Our P&P Student....Guest Speaker At Fairmont Hotel!
|Casey Neuburger, InterContinental Human Resource Director, introduces the guest speakers: Jared Lamb, InterContinental Hotel Group, Bill Truong, The Westin Hotel, Rickey Smith, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Jaime Arevalo, Hyatt Hotels.|
Black History Month
|Black Cuisine is a great experience for Foodies and Families!|
Celebrate our Culture
|Chef does a demonstration then have the students replicate what they've seen|
|Fresh produce is a must in the P&P kitchen and Greenleaf Produce makes it happen!|
|P&P are getting ready to serve their guest!|
|While P&P are getting ready to serve,the guest are finishing up their movie discussion!|
|Our guest waiting patiently for some good eats!!|
City College of San Francisco-Culinary Excellence!
|Chef Ng takes a moment to chat with the students before the tour begins|
|The students were so excited about being on this campus and they listen closely as Chef Ng spoke!|
|There were lots of intelligent questions being asked|
|It was fantastic that they were able to see some CCSF Culinary students at work|
|Eating in the cafeteria where the CCSF Culinary students prepared and served the food was the highlight of the evening!|
|A big THANK YOU! to Chef Ng and Tannis Reinhert, Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts Department Chair, for their support with the P&P Program|
|This was a delightful tour! It was so much fun watching the young men have such a great time!|
Y's Donor Appreciation Dinner
|Chef Berlin giving instructions about the room set-up|
|Students getting more instructions on setting the tables from an employee with James Stanfield Catering|
|Man Kim hanging out in the kitchen with the young men before the ceremony begins|
|See for yourself, P&P did such a great job plating and decorating the desserts!|
|Chuck Collins, President and CEO of YMCA, conducting opening remarks for ceremony!|
|Malia Cohen, District 10 Supervisor congratulates are the recipients!|
|I was pleased to honor Man J. Kim for all that he does for P&P along with Takija Gardner, Executive Director, Bayview YMCA. Man Kim not only supports the program financially, but he also takes out time to visit with the students and conduct motivational workshops and he also has them as Interns at his different locations. Loris Diners, Sears Fine Food and the Golden Gate Bar and Grill.|
|Man Kim with other Y Donor's! It was an incredible evening!|
|Man Kim sat at the table with P&P and gave each student his signature $2 bill!|
College Success Night
|The students really understand the concept of teamwork!|
|The program attendees line up to be served!|
|It was a well attend event with over 68 youth in attendance and ??? colleges and|
|Chef Berlin posing with one of our Advanced students that is also a P&P Kitchen leader and student in CCSF Culinary Program|
Catering the Bayview YMCA's Board Members Meeting
|Chef prepping the students for the nights dinner for the Y's Board Members|
|The Advanced students knew exactly what to do where the new students had to wait for more instructions|
|Chef Berlin adding the final touches of cream sauce to the chicken|
|Doesn't this place look delightful?|
|They were great remembering which side to serve on and which side to retrieve the finished plates. Great job P&P!|