Houston based program Dinner: IS Possible is “on the move” to Las Vegas

                           Houston, TX  January 12, 2012

During the week of December 5th, 2011Chef Tim & Kim Mehne from Houston Texas donated their time to the Las Vegas
community through their youth healthy-alternative cooking program, Dinner: IS Possible.

While in Las Vegas for The Engage Youth Motivational Speaking Seminar, Chef Tim and Kim worked with Whitney Elementary
School, The Junior League and The Boys & Girls Club. At Whitney Elementary School, they used the food that is distributed
to the students from “Three Square”, which is the name of The Las Vegas Food Bank, and prepared it in creative ways.
This showed the students different ways to cook while introducing them to healthy eating.  The students were surprised
to learn that eating healthy doesn’t have to taste ‘weird or nasty’.  Chef Tim used fresh vegetables that the students
picked from their recent trip to a local urban farm in his food preparation demo. He made a special recipe of eggplant,
potatoes, celery and ranch dressing, which was baked.  It was amazing to watch the students eat more of the vegetable
dish than anything else prepared that day, and they were very excited to eat what they had picked from the farm.

The next day, Chef Tim and Kim went to The Southeast Career Technical Academy to speak to the Boys & Girls Club members
through The Junior League’s “Kids In The Kitchen” program. This was a great experience, as well!  The SECTA high school
culinary students took their leadership skills to a new level by directing all of the kids in attendance through the
production of a healthy meal, which consisted of Mexican-Flavored Pita Chips, The Ultimate Veggie Chili, which was meatless,
and Fruit Kabobs with a Brown Sugar & Honey Yogurt Sauce. Everyone enjoyed the delicious meal in the beautiful dining
environment, also set up by the SECTA high school students.




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