Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Chef Jeff Project

Although I'm not much of a TV watcher (the internet is my addiction), I'm hooked on a new show called "The Chef Jeff Project" on Food Network. It's on Sunday evenings at 8:00 MT.

Food Network describes the show like this:

Jeff Henderson grew up on the tough streets of South Central L.A. and San Diego. At 19 he was running a $35,000-a-week cocaine operation. At 24, Jeff was arrested and sent to prison, where he spent the next ten years. While incarcerated, Jeff discovered a passion for cooking and the drive to turn his life around. Jeff became Executive Chef at Café Bellagio in Las Vegas, wrote a bestselling book, and now he is focusing on giving back. In The Chef Jeff Project, he takes six at-risk young adults and commits to turning their lives around by putting them to work in his catering company, Posh Urban Cuisine. He arms them with the knowledge, the skills and, ultimately, the opportunity for a new life with a culinary career.

This program appeals to me because it's a combination of two of my favorite loves -- helping troubled kids, and food!

I'm allowing Rebekah and Kiersten to watch with me and it's also opened some good discussions. They feel grown-up since I'm letting them stay up past their bedtime to watch a show that does have some adult influences. Tonight we were all crying as we watched the young adults on the program talk about how they are trying to turn their lives around. Inspiring.

1 comment:

UntPawGal02 said...

Happy to see your letting your kids grow up and seeing the positive adult influence in their worlds :)