Part of the challenge of this event was transportation: we wanted everyone who was able to attend to be there, regardless of if they had a car available or there was a bus route that coincided with the start time. Solution: we sent over one of our most beloved Art Buses, Dr. Sweet, to provide free rides from multiple neighborhoods directly to and from the event itself.
For those who have never visited the DSC, it’s a rad venue in Midtown with a first floor courtyard that has a variety of local eateries, set up food-court style. The emphasis of the afternoon was promoting healthy, easy, and super tasty meals that both kids and adults would be excited about preparing AND eating, and the talented featured chefs did not disappoint! Chef Genevieve Vang from Bangkok96 kicked off the cooking demonstrations, whipping up some superfresh and highly delicious fried rice and spring rolls. For Round 2, Chef Maxcel Hardy from River Bistro Detroit took the stage and wowed everyone with his Curry Chicken Stir Fry. The photos don’t do it justice! Seriously, we can’t browse the gallery of photos without experiencing hunger pains.
If you want to get more info about the programs that Matrix offers (Head Start or otherwise!), check out their website: http://www.matrixhumanservices.org/programs/