Archive for March, 2010
Here’s some of the other work Just Call Us Volunteers is doing. We are introducing San Diego Chefs and other Food professionals to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City, California. They are volunteering their time & expertise to help teach children fun easy & yummy garden fresh recipes.
Caron Golden of Foodstuff San Diego was our first of many professionals volunteering her time and experience with the kids at Olivewood. View the video below to see Caron get some help making zucchini pancakes from the children at San Diego County’s Olivewood Gardens.
San Diego Chef Julie Darling of Just Call Us Catering uses her passion for recruiting volunteer chefs, food writers and cooks to bring chefs to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center to help children have a hands-on interaction in the production of organic fruit and vegetables – from the garden to the kitchen and to the table. If would like to get involved contact Chef Julie at www.justcalluscatering.com or www.justcallusvolunteers.org.
Janice from the Alpha Project delivered this plaque at “Just Call Us Kitchen Rental” business for Chef Julie Darling and the volunteers of “Just Call Us Volunteers”. What a sweet surprise. Janice said the residents of the San Diego Winter Shelter and Metro Hotel always ask when we’re coming back. They love when we serve them. And we love them right back. This is such a great honor and we cherish it. Thank you Janice and the Alpha Project.
Correction to previous post: We are serving the Veterans Homeless Shelter instead of the Veteran’s Village as reported previously. Also see location and contact info below:
We’ll be serving corned beef and cabbage to our homeless friends on Sunday March 14. We’ll be doing prep on Sat the 13th. We need about 10 volunteers on Saturday starting at 10am to help us make desserts and on Sunday we’ll need about 10 volunteers for prep starting at 10am and 30 to help us serve. (10 volunteers at each of the 3 locations in San Diego, CA: The Metro Hotel & The Winter Shelter downtown and Veterans Homeless Shelter.
Let us know if you can help prep or serve (or both!). We’ll be serving on Sunday at 3:30, but if you are just serving, please meet us at at 2:00pm so that we can split into our groups, load up and head to the serving sites together.
Food preparations and meet-up to caravan to the shelters for serving will be at Chef Julie’s commercial kitchen:
Just Call Us Kitchen Rental
4445 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117
We also need 30 cases of water, cash donations, 600 paper plates (not styrofoam please) 600 forks, knives, spoons and napkins as well as cases of apples and oranges. Please let me know if you can help us by donating any of these items.
And remember Chef Kim says pull your hair back and please wear closed toed shoes.
We’re looking forward to cooking and serving with you again. Much Love, Julie, Kim and Angie
See our very own Chef Julie, CEO of “Just Call Us Volunteers” interview as Specialty Produce Featured Chef and video demonstration of her making Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.
Click here to see interview and video.