Archive for February, 2016

  • Cooking class at Boscov’s

    Date: 2016.02.18 | Category: Archives, Current Events, Press, Special Events | Response: 0


    Thanks to Boscov’s Department store and their efforts to reach out to the community, Chef Kashia and her students conducted a cooking demonstration for adults and a special parent/child class. Here are some comments about our cooking classes at Boscov’s:

    “The class was not only informative but lots of fun!”

    “Good job, well presented.”

    “Very well organized. Would have liked it to be a little longer.”

    “This was outstanding!! Thanks Chef Cave and Boscov’s for making this community outreach possible.”

    “We loved it, can you do Asian cuisine?”

    We are happy for the support of Boscov’s and the Meriden Record Journal for covering this event. Please read the full article by Reporter Farrah Duffany online at: Meriden Record Journal News Article about MCK @ Boscov’s



  • Chef Kashia recipes features on CBS News

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



    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


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  • 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




    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 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






    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


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