var _gaq = _gaq || ; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-25356197-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);
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.
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
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.
Boscov’s to offer classes at Meriden mall in FebruaryPublished: January 26, 2016 | Last Modified: January 26, 2016 07:56PMBy Farrah Duffany Record-Journal staff
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 page. email@example.com 203-317-2212 Twitter: @FollowingFarrah
Read this story online: Boscov’s offer cooking classes
AETNA FEATURES TRINIDADIAN CHEF FOR 2016
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
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
Published: January 25, 2016 | Last Modified: January 25, 2016 11:52PMBy Farrah Duffany Record-Journal staffMERIDEN — 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.”
Read online article click on the link: MCK search for available space
Olio Extravergine di Oliva Enotre
- Chef Kashia recipes features on CBS News
- MCK cooking class at Boscov’s
- Chef Kashia on Jay Blessed Media NY
- Meriden nonprofit continues to search for available space
- Chef Kashia featured in Aetna’s Black History Calendar
- 60 Minutes Don’t fall victim to olive oil fraud
- Congratulations to our founder
- An Italian Experience
- Thank You Enotre Oil
- Chef Kashia featured on CBS Connecticut News
- Beat The Street
- Current Events
- Special Events
- Special Guest
- Stop and Shop
- February 2016 (4)
- January 2016 (2)
- December 2015 (3)
- November 2015 (1)
- October 2015 (3)
- September 2015 (1)
- August 2015 (1)
- June 2015 (2)
- March 2015 (4)
- February 2015 (2)
- January 2015 (3)
- December 2014 (4)
- October 2014 (1)
- September 2014 (1)
- August 2014 (2)
- July 2014 (4)
- June 2014 (2)
- May 2014 (3)
- April 2014 (1)
- March 2014 (3)
- February 2014 (3)
- January 2014 (4)
- December 2013 (4)
- November 2013 (1)
- October 2013 (6)
- September 2013 (1)
- August 2013 (2)
- July 2013 (1)
- June 2013 (2)
- May 2013 (5)
- April 2013 (3)
- March 2013 (3)
- February 2013 (3)
- January 2013 (3)
- December 2012 (2)
- November 2012 (3)
- October 2012 (3)
- September 2012 (3)
- August 2012 (2)
- July 2012 (7)
- June 2012 (4)
- May 2012 (4)
- April 2012 (2)
- March 2012 (4)
- February 2012 (2)
- January 2012 (2)
- November 2011 (2)
- October 2011 (4)
- August 2011 (6)
- July 2011 (1)
- June 2011 (3)
- April 2011 (3)
- March 2011 (2)
- February 2011 (4)
- January 2011 (5)
- December 2010 (5)
- November 2010 (2)
- October 2010 (1)
- September 2010 (1)
- August 2010 (2)
- July 2010 (1)
- June 2010 (1)
- April 2010 (1)
- March 2010 (3)
- February 2010 (1)
- January 2010 (1)
- October 2009 (1)
- August 2009 (3)
- July 2009 (2)
- June 2009 (1)