Culinary School grad thrives in challenging culinary world
In less than a year after Eric Townsend graduated from the Food Bank of Delaware’s Culinary School in Milford, he’s advanced to a key position at one of state’s culinary coast’s dining destinations.
Eric is a sauté’ chef at Touch of Italy in Rehoboth Beach, though sometimes he also works at the restaurant’s downtown Lewes site.
“I do whatever they need...
Community cooking class offers tasty, educational experiences
Cooking can be fun, and many at-home cooks are hungry to learn tips and recipes from professional chefs. The Food Bank of Delaware has made that happen: we now offer monthly community cooking classes from both our Milford and Newark sites.
The first class, held April 12 in Milford, drew 12 enthusiastic students, ranging in age from 13 to active...
Volunteer Spotlight: Sophia Riveros
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! We recently sat down with Sophia Riveros to learn more about this star volunteer!
FBD: How long have you been a volunteer at the Food Bank?SR: Having started in the fall of my junior year, I have been volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware for two years now.
FBD: What are your primary duties here...
Culinary training opens doors for student
Dalicia Perkins has worked in the food service industry since she was 15. Her first job was at a water ice/ice cream shop. Since then she has worked in the University of Delaware's dining halls, as a dietary aid for a nursing home, Wawa, Restaurant Depot, and most recently, on board the Plum Pit Food Truck and their brick...
Volunteers fuel the Food Bank’s mission
IBy Aaron Stone, Milford Volunteer Coordinator
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Last year we had more than 16,000 volunteer visits with 40,007 hours donated. This is the equivalent of 19 full-time staff members. We can’t serve Delawareans in need without the support of committed volunteers!
Geri Crippen, a Milford resident, started volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch in...
Culinary School grad enjoys sweet confectionary challenges
Just six months after graduating from the Food Bank of Delaware’s Culinary School in Milford, Meg Thompson uses her passion for baking every day in her workplace: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
Thompson, a Dover resident, is also a full-time mom and an international opera singer. She’s a creative person, and Chef James Kaiser Jr. offers her plenty of opportunities...
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