This week at Harvest Kitchen, our youth trainees were welcomed back at the City Meal soup kitchen for our “Service Week,” part two! Our afternoon training group helped serve dinner and dessert to approximately 75 seniors and homeless visitors. They were on their best behavior, and were rewarded with smiles as well as some homemade coffee-milk and pastries, graciously donated by Seven Stars bakery.
However, our youth couldn’t wait to rush back to the kitchen, where each of the trainees had created an original meal to share with the class. So far, we have tasted delicious donuts, custard fruit tarts, pastelitos, and oreo truffles!
But the desserts will soon have to compete with country ribs, complete with homemade dry-rub AND barbecue sauce made from sweet potatoes. Don’t worry, despite the sugar overload the group is cooking up in the back, we’re still serving up delectable seasonal veggies like butternut squash, cranberry applesauce, and the ever-enticing apple chips.
Stop by our local-foods cafe to see what delectable treats we’ve whipped up today, or look for our line of youth-made products at the Winter Market in Pawtucket!