It's great to be featured in the Financial Times, especially through the lens of community service and involvement. Even though life is busy in the kitchen, extending efforts beyond the line is essential. As a chef, it's one of my priorities to give back, whether it's as a UNICEF Ambassador, employing students through C-CAP, or creating jobs in Harlem.Â I try to get to know the people living and working in Harlem, and I'm always eager for local residents to participate at Red Rooster.Â Through C-CAP, we've employedÂ inner-city culinary arts students to work in the kitchen, which has been super rewarding.Â And on the entertainment side, it's great to feature bringing local musicians in to perform at Red Rooster's lounge is a great way to welcome the neighborhood's style into our space.
Whether it's what I'm doing here in Harlem, or abroad in Ethiopia, I'm thankful to the Financial Times for bringing attention to this important part of my job.
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