Top Chefs: D.C./Fairfax Employees Cook Up Support for Those in Need
Sep 16, 2019
Peeling, chopping and mashing potatoes may sound like a chore, but for a group of STV employees in our Washington, D.C. and Fairfax, VA, offices, those activities made for a fun night out while also serving a good cause.
Six members of STV’s Early Career Professionals (ECP) group volunteered at the D.C. Central Kitchen, a unique nonprofit that provides more than 10,000 meals a day for homeless shelters, schools and other charitable organizations throughout the D.C. Metropolitan area. Celebrity chefs often work with D.C. Central Kitchen, including renowned chef and humanitarian Jose Andres, who is on its board of directors. He also founded World Central Kitchen, which provides meals for people in need, while striving to lift people out of poverty through culinary arts education programs.
STV’s ECP group in Fairfax/D.C. was organized by engineer Karlynn Kerney as an internal networking, mentoring and career advancement program. This was the group’s first community service project. STV engineer Sahar Nabaee suggested serving at D.C. Central Kitchen after participating in a similar event.
“This was the first time we did something like this as a group and everyone really loved it and had fun,” Sahar said. “It’s the type of thing where you can just go on the website and sign up for meal preps and the people there are so friendly and humble.”
For more information on D.C. Central Kitchen, or ways to volunteer or donate, visit: www.dccentralkitchen.org