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Celebrating The Children’s Storefront Annual Spring Gala

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 24, 2012

Photo: The Children's Storefront

Photo: The Children's Storefront

One of the most rewarding aspects of cooking is seeing the pleased look on patron’s faces when they get to try a dish of your own creation. Never have I seen such brighter faces than the ones on the kids from Harlem’s Children Storefront last year.  The Children’s Storefront is an independent, tuition-free school in Harlem, serving kids from pre-K to 8th grade. What makes their mission so inspirational is the belief that every child deserves the opportunity for an excellent education, no matter their income level or neighborhood.

I made my first visit to the school for a cooking demo and got to speak with the children about the importance of healthy eating. I was so impressed by the energy and enthusiasm from the kids. They even sent me ‘thank you’ notes and drawings after my visit!

It’s amazing responses like those that make my job so enjoyable. Read More

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