The giveaway has ended and the winner is Brandie S.! Email me or message me on facebook with your shipping address and be sure to snap a pic of your spoils to share with King Arthur Flour. Thanks for everyone who participated in the giveaway and keep on baking for good and using the #bakeforgood hashtag.
Day 2 of the Bake for Good Tour:
We left the hotel and packed into our beloved van and traveled to Homeboy Bakery for a tour and lunch. It was fun putting on the sanitary cap and coat was fun and it added to the anticipation of what the inner-workings of a real-life bakery would look like. It was like glimpsing behind the curtain from the Wizard of Oz because it seems like magic but these are real-life people working hard to make a fantastic product.
What Homeboy does is amazing and should be celebrated. They take people who have no experience, straight out of jail or dire situations, typically from a background of violence and gangs and gives them a chance for a better future. If the employees are able to shoe commitment by getting their gang tattoos removed and submitting to drug tests and changing their ways they are able to pour themselves into these opportunities and change their fate. It’s a really incredible the good they are doing for the area and the people of Los Angeles.
After a delightful afternoon chatting with some new friends, we traveled to PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) to cook and serve dinner along with the bread and pies we made the day before. Me and Jessie from Cakespy were in charge of the Spanish Rice while Corelyn and Jennie from Garlic, My Soul made the salad and chicken, Julianne from Beyond Frosting and Nicole from Pinch My Salt were working on the decadent mac and cheese, while Farley from Over Over Under & LA Weekly helped cut all our wonderful pies and bread to get ready for service and basically was the kitchen rockstar. It was a great experience and once the night was over we were a well-oiled machine that had become a team with a common goal: to do something good and give back to the community. Based on the smiles and showers of “thank you’s” we received I think we accomplished that goal.
Now go out there and spread the love and do some good!
Thanks to the King Arthur Flour team for putting this whole thing together. It was a blast and I loved every minute of it. Even if my face was covered by my camera the whole time, there was a smile behind it.