LOUISVILLE, KY – (July 27, 2023) Dare to Care and Fund for the Arts are working together to find local culinary talent passionate about feeding members of the Louisville community in need of a delicious meal. The winners will be selected by representatives from Dare to Care based on their passion for the community, ingenuity in the kitchen, and ability to rise to a challenge. The application process is now open.

The winning chefs get to work up to fifteen shifts in the Dare to Care Community Kitchen, working alongside a team of kitchen staff and volunteers to develop 1400 meals for hungry neighbors. Each shift is four hours and will pay $200 per shift. All recipes will be developed based on ingredients donated to the kitchen, with a small stipend for tools and special ingredients, so creativity is an absolute necessity for anyone considering applying.

“As a chef, there are few things better than practicing my art, creating mea ls for others to enjoy.  There is something very special about the expression on a guest’s face as they take their first bite,” Executive Chef Teresa White said. “It never gets old! I know many chefs feel the same way.  Louisville is such a foodie town, with so many talented culinarians. I can’t think of a more meaningful way to share our craft than with our neighbors in need, serving not just food, but hope…maybe even joy! I can’t wait to experience the expression of your art, your craft, here in our beautiful kitchen in the Parkland neighborhood!”

“The Fund might not be the first place you think of when considering culinary arts, but creating delicious, healthy meals for your community is more than a skill, it’s an artistic calling,” Fund for the Arts President and CEO Andre Kimo Stone Guess said. “We look forward to supporting a passionate culinary artist in this endeavor, and are excited to partner with Dare to Care in the critical work that they do here in Louisville.”

This opportunity is only open to residents of the Greater Louisville region ages 18 and up. Those interested in applying should complete the following form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2RQG2WR


About Fund for the Arts

Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit with the mission to contribute to the overall health and well-being of our community by generating resources for, investing in, and supporting our local arts, artists, and arts organizations. The Fund envisions a healthy and vibrant community where everyone embraces the art that exists in our lives every day, everyone contributes to the well-being of our arts community, and it is understood that everyone belongs to the arts community. The organization facilitates the largest arts grant program in Kentucky and it conducts one of the two oldest united arts campaigns in the country. For more information, visit www.fundforthearts.org

About Dare to Care Food Bank

Dare to Care Food Bank is a local nonprofit agency with a mission to lead the community, feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need. In the past year, Dare to Care has distributed more than 19.6 million meals in eight Kentucky counties and five Indiana counties. Dare to Care invites the public to support its mission year-round by donating, volunteering and staying connected to the organization through social media. To learn more about Dare to Care and its work in the community, visit www.daretocare.org.

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