Last week, Boca Helping Hands held an event called Miracle Chef in which teams of cooks competed against each other to make amazing food using recovered ingredients. The teams were all made of Helping Hands volunteers who spend the rest of the year using recovered ingredients to create 200 hot meals and countless bagged lunches every day. Each team received an award for their efforts that reflected the best qualities of what they prepared. Dishes included eggplant Caponata, beef supreme, and sausage and peppers.
All of the ingredients for the competition were recovered from local businesses like Publix, Trader Joe’s, Olive Garden, and Costco. The Helping Hands teams demonstrated that ingredients that are not used by restaurants and grocery stores because of cosmetic imperfections can still be used to make healthy and delicious meals. Helping Hands recovered 1.8 million pounds of food last year in its efforts to feed the hungry with ingredients that would otherwise be wasted.
Read the full article here: ‘Miracle Chef’ Presents Exquisite Meals Made With Recovered Food