This week’s roundup of good doing in the food industry is focused on helping the food-insecure. From San Francisco to New York City, chefs and restaurants are raising funds to donate to their local Meals on Wheels chapters. Pampered Chef, a cookware brand, is also dedicating some of their sales to food banks across the country. Bay Area female chefs and farmers also came together to cook at Tartine Manufactory to raise funds for Planned Parenthood.
- A group of female chefs from notable Bay Area restaurants, such as Michella Mah of Slanted Door and Dominica Rice of Cosecha, collaborated with Tartine Manufactory’s own crew of women on Monday, July 24 to benefit Planned Parenthood. The dinner also highlighted the work of local female farmers.
- Last night, New York’s Jonah Miller of Huertas and Siggy Sollitto of Siggy’s Good Food joined Jenna Tanenbaum, founder of GreenBlender, and Alex Bodell, founder of HortLED, in a panel sustainability in the restaurant industry. All proceeds made at this event were donated to Citymeals On Wheels.
- New York chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, with the help of his Harlem restaurant Red Rooster, will be catering the fourth annual All Star Code fundraiser in East Hampton this Saturday. All Star Code provides teenage boys of color with opportunities and training in computer science and coding.
- The last Monday of every month marks another Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm event at San Francisco’s Stones Throw. Executive chef Jason Halverson collaborates with a guest chef to create a five-course meal for $60 per person. All proceeds go to the city’s branch of Meals On Wheels. This month’s dinner on July 31 welcomes chef Matt Gandin of Comal in Berkeley. Reservations can be made here.
- Cookware brand Pampered Chef is donating a dollar to Feeding America for every Emoji Cookie Cutter Set purchased until August 31. Additionally, if you round up your total order, that added portion of your fees will be donated to your local Feeding America food bank.