Archive for June, 2016

  • Chef Kashia Presents MCK at Enotre and UrbanFair event in Vicenza, Italy

    Date: 2016.06.25 | Category: Archives, Current Events, Photos, Press, Special Events | Response: 0

    MCK want to take this opportunity to thank Enotre oil company (, Pietro Pollizzi, Marco Veranda, and the entire team at Urbana societa cooperativa sociale ( for inviting Chef Kashia Cave to participate and present  at the Q.B. Quanto Basta per star bene, held on Thursday June 23, 2016. It was an honor for her to speak about the work MCK is doing in Meriden and on our future plans for the program.  As we grow our partnership with Enotre oil company it opens the door to collaborate with other international organizations with the same focus for sustainability and give MCK students an opportunity to expand their mindset to travel to Italy in an educational study abroad voluntary program.

    Thanks to all the presenters that showcased their organization and doing amazing work in Vicenza, Italy, including Mr. Davide Bellarte, President of Progetto Jonathan ( an award winning re-entry program that helps men enter back into society through trade.  Mr. Ruggero Marzotto Founder of Fattoria sociale il PomoDoro, and organization focus to help people with mental and physical disabilities work on farms to learn sustainability and they also produce a variety of products and food for sale. Also Mr. Tommaso Simionato of Forum Agricoltura Sociale Vincenza.

    To view additional photos please visit our Facebook page.


  • MCK is on the move to reopen

    Date: 2016.06.25 | Category: Archives, Current Events, Photos, Press | Response: 0

    Meriden’s My City Kitchen working with Valentin Karate on plan to reopen

    By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal Staff

    MERIDEN — Put Kashia Cave, George McGoldrick and Efrain Valentin in an empty room and the ideas start flowing.

    The trio is working on a plan that would allow Cave to turn unused space at Valentin Karate into a cooking classroom and working cafe. The lease deal for 1,600 feet at 75 S. Colony St. would put My City Kitchen in the same after-school hot spot on South Colony Street with Beat the Street, Valentin and a dance school.

    Read Mary Ellen Godin full story by clicking on the link:


    Architect George McGoldrick (left) reviews design blueprints with Efrain Valentin (center) and Kashia Cave (right). Cave is the founder and owner of My City Kitchen, a cooking education non-profit that will lease space from Valentin Karate at 75 S. Colony St.

  • Chef Kashia featured in Trinidad and Tobago Magazine

    Date: 2016.06.25 | Category: Current Events, Photos, Press | Response: 0

    Chef Kashia was interviewed by Forward Forty for there June issue. She spoke about her work with MCK, her childhood growing up in Carenage, a small fishing village in her native island of Trinidad and Tobago, where she spent a lot of time on her grandfather’s farm in the south side of the island in Point Fortin.

    Click on the link to read about how My City Kitchen all got started and the people who helped and influenced her along the way.

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