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Chefs demonstrate easy-to-make lunch for hundreds at Phoenix shelter

(KTAR Photo/Mike Sackley)

PHOENIX — Several chefs in Phoenix for the American Culinary Federation conference took some time Friday to make lunch for those in need.

They stopped by the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s two campuses to cook a one-pot meal for about 300 people. The meal consisted of ingredients that can easily be found at a local food bank.

“We made it convenient for them so that they can go to their local pantry and create a nutritious meal that has protein, starch and vegetables in it,” Chef Kenneth Trout, who joined several other chefs in preparing the meal, said.

Afterwards, the chefs held a cooking demonstration so those at the mission could see how everything was prepared. The ingredients included chicken, as well as onion, zucchini and other vegetables.

Chefs from around the country are in Phoenix for the ACF conference at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The conference runs until July 19.

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