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The Traditions of Thanksgiving Take on New Meaning at Allie’s Place

This year, Thanksgiving at Allie’s Place Family Residence was not only an opportunity to enjoy a hot meal, but a means to strengthen the connections within the HFH community. The Culinary Team curated a homemade feast and assembled takeaway bags for the families at Allie’s Place. They distributed a total of 80 meals—each packed with herb stuffed turkey, honied carrots, wild rice pilaf, butternut squash soup, homemade cranberry sauce, gravy, cornbread with honey butter, and a freshly baked loaf of apple cake with caramel icing. Families were invited to stop by and pick up a ready-to-eat meal. Marcella Rodriguez, the Director of Culinary Education at Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education

December 9th, 2022|

Allie’s Coffee Spot has Grand Opening at Allie’s Place with the Completion of First Barista Cohort

Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education & Employment just introduced a 3-day Barista training program where students gain real world experience at the conclusion of the course by operating a live pop-up coffee shop on site: Allie’s Coffee Spot. Throughout the course, students learn about the entire life cycle of a coffee bean, from cultivation through processing and roasting and on to the brewing process. They are introduced to latte art and leave the program with the tools to be a successful barista. The first barista cohort, that took the course in March, spent the first two days learning espresso care and maintenance, mastering the intricacies of classic coffee

March 25th, 2022|

Coming March 2022: 3-day Barista Training Workshop

Starting in March,  Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education and Employment will be rolling out a 3-day Barista training workshop. In the class, students will learn about coffee, its cultivation, processing,  roasting, and brewing. Students will be introduced to latte art, while learning a variety of popular coffee recipes. The focus of the class will be in food safety, machine maintenance, and customer service.

February 16th, 2022|

Best Way to Recruit for the Culinary Employment Training Program? Chef Evan’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe, of course!

Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education and Employment kicked off the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with a food giveaway. The Culinary team prepared a delicious six-part meal for families to enjoy. The menu included cornbread, baked macaroni and cheese, collard greens, half of a chicken, homemade gravy, and a pumpkin pie. 

December 3rd, 2021|

Take a Sneak Peek at the Garden at Allie’s Place

From teaching students to propagate mint to harvesting arugula and green onions to be distributed among residents at Allie’s Place Family Residence, Jasmin Jimenez, the Gardener at Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education & Employment, stays quite busy in the Garden at Allie’s Place. Since her start in June of 2021, Jimenez has worked to cultivate and harvest oregano, Swiss chard, cilantro, purple kale, tomatoes, eggplant, and many other herbs, fruits, and vegetables. As March of 2022 comes closer—the ideal time to dive into planting—Jimenez is focusing on implementing a crop rotation system which will not only improve soil health but will also optimize the

November 16th, 2021|
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