Sawyer Water Filters Making a Difference for Needed Clean Water

A few of the children at El Shaddai Orphanage with their new water filter in Myanmar

Multi Cultural Cooking Network learned about the Sawyer Water Filter through our contributing writer, Dave Miller.  He happens to be a pastor and missionary, spending much of his year serving communities  in Mexico.  Recently, He posted a video about the difference this filter can make.  With a little research we found it is also be used in orphanges in third world countries to.

Here’s a great example of how a small investment can change lives on the field… -Dave Miller Adventures in Life Ministry

This filter is awesome. Only $126 dollars for safe drinking water. That’s 25.5 Starbucks grande latte’ with 2 extra shots. I can go without coffee for a few weeks! – Joe Ramirez –Mission Focused

Hand in Hand Night at Arcos Mexican Restaurante (Baltimore)

Please join us at Hand in Hand’s 3rd annual fundraiser – Back to School, Not Jail – September 14th, 2012, 6:00PM-9:00PM at Arcos Authentic Mexican Restaurant and Bar.

Hand in Hand Baltimore was founded in September 2009 to combat juvenile recidivism among youth under the age of 18. Hand in Hand provides youth with partnerships to create new opportunities for themselves and their families.  Find our Ticket Info and How the Money will be Used.

The Lunch Bunch

By Roger Chesley (The Virginian Pilot)-Another Tuesday has rolled around. At one Norfolk restaurant, laughs and lies, ribbing and recollections are on the menu.

Again.

The male customers, in their 60s to 80s, might talk about a long-ago basketball star or a controversial arrest of a local teenager. Over chicken and collards or grilled steak and green beans, a weekly ritual plays out – table by table – at the Golden Corral on North Military Highway.

The men tease each other, update their health – prostate issues are a concern – and plan road trips to see pro and college games.

They bask in the knowledge that they’ve tackled hardships and endured – mostly in anonymity.

Until now.

The guys call themselves the “Lunch Bunch.” It’s an informal gathering of more than 125 black men who grew up primarily in Norfolk, attended Booker T. Washington High School during segregation, and went on to successful careers in various fields.  READ MORE

See updates on their facebook page 

Heavy Seas Alehouse Guest Chef Dinner

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, The Heavy Seas Alehouse of Baltimore, Maryland plans to host a fundraising Guest Chef Dinner.

Starting at 6pm, the event boasts 4 chefs, 1 mixologist, 4 courses, and 12 beverages. Guests include visitors from the Birch & Barley, Chazz: A Bronx Original, Wit and Wisdom and the B & O American Brasserie.

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C-CAP Students Compete for Top Tuna Tartare Chef Honor

C-CAP Students: Photo Credit KCRW

CHAYA Restaurants has partnered with Careers through Culinary Arts Programs (C-CAP) to help educate and train underserved high school students who want to pursue a career in the restaurant industry and is the first to launch C-CAP LA’s Adopt-a-School program.

Fifteen culinary students from Hollywood, West Adams and Westchester high schools will compete in a “Top Tuna Tartare Chef” competition at CHAYA Downtown as part of C-CAP’s Adopt-a-School Program.  CHAYA’s Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe and CHAYA Downtown’s Chef de Cuisine, Kazuya Matsuoka will judge the competition, along with Executive Director for C-CAP, Los Angeles, Mitzie Cutler.

Chaya Downtown Los Angeles

CHAYA has an unprecedented 390-year history of restaurants owned and operated by the same Tsunoda family both in Japan and California.  CHAYA began under an enormous shade tree in Hayama, Japan, centuries ago, where they offered tea, sweets and respite to weary horseback travelers.  Today, there are two locations in Japan (Hikage CHAYA and La Marée de CHAYA) and four locations in California (Beverly Hills, Venice, Downtown LA, and San Francisco). 

Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) works with public schools across the country to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry.   C-CAP provides training and curriculum enrichment programs including: teacher training; scholarships and cooking competitions; job shadows, job training, internships, and career advising; college advising and college 101; and product donations.  For more information about C-CAP, visit www.ccapinc.org.

And the winner is…results of competion:  http://multiculturalcookingnetwork.com/food-a-charity/item/167-c-cap-chaya-tuna-tartare-winner.html

Give Thanks. Be Generous. Generosity Water

Generosity Water recently built a well in Mai Gundi, Ethiopia–a village desperate for clean water. Check out http://GenerosityWater.com for more stories of how communities are being transformed by clean water.

See the Public Service Announcement with Chyler Leigh of Grey Anatomy at the Multi Cultural Cooking Network: http://www.multiculturalcooking.net/en2/index.php?option=com_jomtube&view=video&id=22