South LA’s CAKE Combines Culinary Arts with Leadership to Launch a Pop-Up Market


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Culinary Arts Kids Eat (CAKE) is a non-profit organization created in 2012 to enrich, engage and educate underserved students in south Los Angeles on life skills through practical knowledge and hands on experience gained in the culinary arts and the restaurant and hospitality industry. CAKE’s after school program focuses on teaching students at Santee Education Complex culinary arts and restaurant hospitality through practical, hands on experience.

On May 20th, the students are presenting a pop-up farmers’ market for the public to enjoy from 3 to 5 p.m. Students from the program will utilize ingredients from the organic garden on campus to inspire the dishes that are being sold at the farmers market. The culinary students in the Restaurant and Hospitality class and after school program will prepare all of the food fresh and will retain all profits.

The student-crafted menu items include spinach ravioli, citrus chicken kabobs and raspados, among other healthy and delicious options.

To learn more about CAKE and how you can get involved, you can connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

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