• Our Mission

    Date: 2010.03.14 | Category: Mission | Response: 0


    My City Kitchen, Inc. (MCK) is a 501(c) (3) tax deductible Public Charity Organization. Our mission at MCK is to instill healthy eating habits, build self-esteem, foster a sense of belonging, establish basic life skills in our children so that they may grow into healthy adults. To teach kids about food, and food products. We hope to encourage kids to take a keen interest in what they eat, where the food comes from, and especially how to prepare it.

  • Chef Kashia recipes features on CBS News

    Date: 2016.02.03 | Category: Archives, Current Events, Photos, Press | Response: 0

    cbs-connecticut-logo

    ASK A CONNECTICUT EXPERT: TOP RECIPES FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

    Aetna’s 2016 African American History calendar will feature Chef Kashia Cave among its 12 “kitchen savvy educators, restaurateurs, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, authors, activists and celebrity personalities who are breaking down barriers and changing the food world.” Chef Cave is all of the above, and has been honored repeatedly for her culinary talents as well as for her community service. A native of Trinidad who learned to cook with her grandmother’s apron, she went on to study at the Lincoln Culinary Institute and the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners. Upon moving to Connecticut she founded My City Kitchen, a non-profit organization in Meriden where she devoted herself to teaching urban school children how to prepare healthy, affordable and tasty meals for themselves and their families. My City Kitchen closed temporarily this winter as Cave and her board of directors are getting ready to re-open at a new location in the spring. In the meantime, Chef Cave keeps on cooking and teaching and doing good work – and that includes “working closely,” as she puts it, with Italy’s Enotre Oil Company to bring their fine virgin olive oil products to the United States.

    When her 21-year-old son learned she was asked to suggest five recipes for Super Bowl Sunday, he gave her some solid advice. “Now Mom,” he said, “this is the Super Bowl. Real men don’t care about healthy food during the Super Bowl, so forget about that. Real men drink beer, eat bourbon burgers and stuff for the Super Bowl, so you better make it good!” “Well,” says Cave, “my son got on my nerve. I was not about to go down on this challenge by my 21-year-old son. After I told him what I was submitting, his response was ‘now that’s the real stuff right there, Mom! Good job!”

    Click on the link to read the full article and download the recipes at: Top Recipes For Super Bowl Sunday

    DSC_0577

    Mark G. McLaughlin is a professional and prolific writer with a proven publishing record in a wide variety of fields. An historian, novelist, freelance journalist, ghost-writer, book reviewer, magazine editor, web and magazine columnist, Mark has more than 30 years of experience. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

  • MCK cooking class at Boscov’s

    Date: 2016.02.02 | Category: Archives, Current Events, Press, Special Events | Response: 0

    Boscov’s to offer classes at Meriden mall in February

     

     

    boscovs-connecticut-580x355

    MERIDEN — Boscov’s will host its month long “Campus of Courses” featuring dozens of free or affordable classes on everything from cooking Italian appetizers to Zumba.

    Campus of Classes winter session starts Sunday and runs throughout February. This is the first time the Meriden location, which opened in the Westfield mall in October, has hosted this type of event. Many of the classes are taught by local business people.

    City resident Kashia Cave, founder of My City Kitchen, a local nonprofit that teaches youth how to cook and eat healthy meals, will teach two of the classes. “Italian Appetizers” will be held on Feb. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students will learn how to use olive oil to make pizza, bruschetta, and pasta with pesto sauce. “I wanted to show people the healthy alternative to fat and how they can make really simple appetizers using extra virgin olive oil,” said Cave.

    Cave has studied olive oil in Italy and was excited to share her knowledge. With Valentine’s Day coming up, Cave will also be hosting “My Sweet Valentine,” geared toward families, on Feb. 11 from 3:30 to 5p.m. Cave will teach the class how to make chocolate covered strawberries along with other treats that can be wrapped in a gift. There are also classes on nutrition and health advice.

    David DeRosa, owner of Precision Chiropractic and Nutrition Center in Wallingford, plans to conduct three classes.

    One will deal with diabetes, the second on natural solutions to digestive disturbances, and the last on permanent weight loss.

    “We’re going to be talking about hidden causes of digestive issues and complaints,” said DeRosa about the class on Jan. 31. “I’m very excited. I love public speaking and sharing nutritional information.”

    Cave and DeRosa agreed that it was a way to promote their business and reach new people in the community.

    “I was really happy to be able to offer my services to teach people about what I do with My City Kitchen and the different classes that we offer,” said Cave.

    Other classes offered at Boscov’s include Clay Creations, Intro to Jazz, Skincare Made Easy, Financial Fitness, and Strategies and Resources for Healthy Aging. For the full listing of classes and to register, visit the Meriden Boscov’s Facebook pagefduffany@record-journal.com 203-317-2212     Twitter: @FollowingFarrah

    Read this story online: Boscov’s offer cooking classes

  • Chef Kashia on Jay Blessed Media NY

    Date: 2016.02.01 | Category: Archives, Press, Special Events | Response: 0

    JBlogo600X309

    AETNA FEATURES TRINIDADIAN CHEF FOR 2016

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH

     

    profile_months_11

    U.S. Healthcare giant Aetna has featured a Trinidadian-born gamer changer, in their 2016 Aetna’s African American History Calendar

    Kashia Cave, Chef and Founder of My City Kitchen, is the only Caribbean history maker to be honored in the 35th anniversary edition of Aetna’s African American History Calendar – The flavors of community: African Americans inspiring lives through food. The 2016 edition celebrates 13 individuals who are using food to improve lives and build healthier communities.

    Read JayBlessed full article at: Jay Blessed Entertainment and Media NY

     

  • Meriden nonprofit continues to search for available space

    Date: 2016.02.01 | Category: Special Events | Response: 0

    MERIDEN — A well-known, city-based nonprofit that teaches youth how to cook and eat healthy is looking for a new home after closing its doors over the summer and canceling winter classes.

    My City Kitchen, run by founder, chef, and Meriden resident Kashia Cave, is in need of a new space for its cooking classes. The nonprofit had operated out of the lower level of an office building at 384 Pratt St. Child Guidance Clinic, which occupies the building, is expanding and plans to use the space.

    “It’s a little difficult…” Cave said. “We are looking and working with the city…”

    Keeping the nonprofit in Meriden is important, Cave said. She would also like to add a café for students to gain experience.

    Juliet Burdelski, the city’s economic development director, said she recommended Cave work on a business plan before continuing the search.

    “(Cave’s) program is a good one and we are committed to helping her stay and grow,” Burdelski said.

    In July, My City Kitchen had to move out of the Pratt Street location. Summer and fall classes took place at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center.

    “She wants to do a catering component and we can’t have it here because we’re a historical society,” said Staci Roy, executive director of the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center.

    Roy and Burdelski want Cave to stay in the city because the program benefits inner-city children.

    Cave hopes to find something by the spring, but will continue to run classes out of temporary locations, if necessary.

    “I work here, I live here. This is my town, this is my city, it’s my home,” said Cave. “I want to build my community. I want to stay here.”

    fduffany@record-journal.com 203-317-2212 Twitter: @FollowingFarrah

    Read online article click on the link: MCK search for available space


Olio Extravergine di Oliva Enotre

Pages

Recent Posts

Categories

Archive