Program Overview

Each month a well-known chef from the Miami area teaches Camillus families, who are living in permanent supportive housing, how to prepare a healthy (and tasty) meal that feeds a family of four within a limited budget. These families receive a meal kit complete with all the ingredients they will need to join the chef’s virtual class and get live, step-by-step instructions.

These are working families with young children living on a restricted income. They may be relying on government assistance (SNAP) and do have a home kitchen, but are lacking the knowledge or resources of how to cook a variety of healthy, budget-friendly meals.

Our heartfelt thanks to GlobalPro for sponsoring the CHEF Challenge.

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Classes & Recipes

We have a long list of popular chefs with restaurants in the Miami area. Each of them are eager to take their turn in the kitchen and offer a virtual cooking class to our Camillus families. These chefs are known for creating first-rate cuisine, yet they are now challenged to develop and teach a recipe that is easy and affordable for low-income families…for under $20!

Recipe: Caribbean Curried MahiMahi

Chef Allen Susser teaches how to cook seafood on a budget with his flavorful Caribbean Curried MahiMahi with Rice for the CHEF Challenge.

Recipe: Turkey Albondigas

Chef Michelle “Michy” Bernstein introduces us to her affordable family dinner recipe for Turkey Albondigas Simmered in Sofrito Sauce in for our CHEF Program.

Recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese

Chef Danny Ganem introduces us to his affordable family dinner recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese for our CHEF Program.

Recipe: Cuban Styled Fricasse

Chef Victor Santos introduces us to his affordable family dinner recipe for Cuban Styled Fricasse with Steamed Rice and a Tomato and Bell Pepper Sofrito for our CHEF Program.

Recipe: Carbonara with Winter Green Salad

Chef Stacie Archer introduces us to her affordable family dinner recipe for Carbonara with a Winter Green Salad for our CHEF Program.

CHEF Program

In the News

  • CHEF Challenge on WSVN 7 Spotlight

    CHEF Challenge on WSVN 7 Spotlight

    Once a homeless family has a roof over their head again, they often struggle to put meals on the table, but thanks to a South Florida food blogger, they are ready to face the challenge. Kevin Ozebek has the scoop on 7Spotlight. Watch Online