Kids at Work! hosts a benefit gala

Taste the creations of a new generation of Asheville chefs.

The students in the Kids at Work! Ppogram have been honing their kitchen skills for many weeks, and now, they're ready to show off what they've learned. The nonprofit is holding a benefit dinner at Chef Mo's Restaurant and Bar on Thursday, April 4.

With the guidance of chef Mauricio Abreu, the students, ages 12 to 17, will prepare a five-course meal for diners to enjoy. They'll also work the front of the house.

Kids at Work! has mentored Buncombe County teens for the past 2 ½ years. A group of chefs and counselors guides the students and encourages them to develop marketable kitchen skills and communication techniques. “They'll get a real feel for what it's like to be in the kitchen for a very well-known and great restaurant,” says Gregory Paninski, program coordinator. “It gives the students so much pride to be able to see somebody enjoying their meal that they prepared.”

Tickets for the benefit cost $100 per person. Buy tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets at Kids at Work! asks that diners sign up by Monday, April 1. The evening also includes an auction of paintings by Jonas Gerard.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.