Teens from Clyde A. Erwin High School and North Buncombe High School win awards in local Y.E.S. Chef! youth culinary competition

The Joseph Initiative is pleased to announce the winners of its Y.E.S. Chef! Youth culinary competition held at AB Tech this past Saturday, November 3rd. Winning the Judges’ Award was the Clyde A. Erwin High School/Biltmore team while the Youth’s Choice Award was given to the North Buncombe High...

Two Distinguished Chefs and Local Youths to Judge Y.E.S. Chef! Culinary Competition

The Joseph Initiative Inc. is pleased to announce that two distinguished chefs, Bruce Brown from Bruce’s Fabulous Food and WLOS’ Carolina Kitchen, and Patrick O’Cain, owner of Asheville’s Gàn Shān Station will be judges at the organization’s upcoming Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Competition. The youth attending the event will...

Asheville’s Restaurant, Chestnut, to participate in Y.E.S. Chef! Local Youth Culinary Competition

The Joseph Initiative recently added Chestnut to the list of restaurants that will be participating in the Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Program and Competition. The chef for Chestnut will be mentoring students from Asheville High School in the art of culinary technique. Chestnut is the fourth and final restaurant...

Dining Innovations at Biltmore Farms Double Tree to Join Other Restaurants in Local Youth Culinary Competition

The Joseph Initiative is pleased to announce that Dining Innovations at Biltmore Farms Double Tree will be joining the ranks of The Biltmore Estate and The Omni Grove Park to participate in the Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Program and Competition. The chef for Dining Innovations will be working with...

Dr. Dwight Mullen, Professor at UNC Asheville and Community Activist to speak on “How to Have Difficult Conversations”

On August 23, 2018, The Joseph Initiative is hosting their 3rd “What’s Your Story?” Storytelling Event from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at Lenoir Rhyne University. The guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Dwight Mullen, a Political Science professor at UNC Asheville.

Local High School Students and Area Restaurants to Participate in Food Competition

The Joseph Initiative is teaming up Pro Start students from Clyde A. Erwin High School, Asheville High School, TC Roberson High School, and North Buncombe High School to participate with The Biltmore Estate and Blue Ridge at The Omni Grove Park Inn for a culinary mentoring program and competition....