Chefs volunteer time and resources to feed the young

Chef Matt Crate, culinary arts instructor of the Somerset Career and Tech Center, bags loaves of bread. (photos courtesy of Mark Huard)

by Mark Huard

Desiree Sirois, left, and Jay Coelho, owners of GRUB, on College Ave., in Waterville, who offered to pay for the ingredients to bake the loaves of bread. (photos courtesy of Mark Huard)

The Alfond Youth Community Center reached out to Chef Matt Crate, Culinary Arts Instructor of the Somerset Career & Tech Center to see if he had any ideas on how he or anyone else could assist our food needs for our After School Backpack Program.

Without hesitation, Chef Crate offered to bake 200 loaves of bread! With his connection, Desiree Sirois and Jay Coelho, owners of GRUB on College Avenue, in Waterville, jumped on board and offered to pay for all the ingredients to bake the bread!

Later, word came that Chef Heidi Parent, Season 16 Hell’s Kitchen Fame and Chef Instructor from Capital Area Tech Center, in Augusta, wants to lend a hand in the bread production!


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