Portsmouth, NH kitchen manager helps at-risk youth beyond the kitchen – Low Calorie Diets Tips

Portsmouth’s kitchen manager looks after vulnerable youth beyond the kitchen

Andre Owens is known for creating a fun atmosphere in the kitchen, encouraging children to express themselves and bring their own ideas to life.

A Portsmouth kitchen manager uses his talents to educate at-risk youth about all food at The Chase Home in Portsmouth, but his mentorship goes beyond the kitchen. but eventually Owens found another calling at The Chase Home. “I never thought I would ever go back to a kitchen,” Owens said. “It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done. Working with the kids is amazing.” The Chase Home helps children who are struggling with behavioral disorders, mental health, or substance abuse. Owens mentors older youth in developing grocery budgets, grocery shopping and preparing simple meals, but he spends one-on-one with each youth in the home to provide life lessons as well. He is known for creating a fun atmosphere in the kitchen, empowering children to express themselves and bring their own ideas to life. “When a kid comes home, I say hello to them and learn about their day. Go through the things that have been positive for them and see if I can help in any way,” Owens said. “If they’re having a rough day, I’ll take them into the kitchen and cook one on one with them, do something fun, make cupcakes, muffins and just talk to them. “Owens said it is very important to have personal time with each of the 15 children at the home,” Owens said. He said he hopes he influences the kids to help other people in the community too and help someone else in the community,” Owen said. Looking ahead, Owens will be incorporating culinary arts into the residential program this summer and a Garden to grow your own veggies Nominate a Hero Among Us here Past Heroes: New Hampshire Food Bank production chef considered the “heart and soul” of the kitchen Full potential with power toolsNew Hampshire woman donates kidney to man North Carolina, after seeing a need in the company newsletterManchester Mentor Helps Youth Achieve Educational and Career Goals by Breaking Down BarriersHealth Coach does what it takes to help people with mental and physical health

A Portsmouth kitchen manager uses his talent to educate at-risk youth about food at The Chase Home in Portsmouth, but his mentorship goes beyond the kitchen.

Andre Owens is a former executive chef turned finance manager at a car dealership, but eventually Owens found another calling at The Chase Home.

“I never thought I would ever go back to a kitchen,” Owens said. “It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done. Working with the kids is incredible.”

The Chase Home helps children dealing with behavioral disorders, mental health or substance abuse.

Owens mentors older youth in developing grocery budgets, grocery shopping and preparing simple meals, but he spends one-on-one with each youth in the home to provide life lessons as well.

He is known for creating a fun atmosphere in the kitchen, empowering children to express themselves and bring their own ideas to life.

“When a kid comes home, I say hello to them and learn about their day. Go through the things that have been positive for them and see if I can help in any way,” Owens said. “If they’re having a rough day, I’ll take them into the kitchen and cook one on one with them, do something fun, make cupcakes, muffins, and just talk to them.”

Owens said it is very important to have personal time with each of the 15 children at the home.

“You never really know what someone is dealing with or what’s going on in their life,” Owens said.

He said he hopes he influences the children to help other people in the community.

“I’m just trying to do everything in my power to make sure the kids see that I’m doing something positive and I hope they do too and help someone else in the community,” Owen said.

Looking to the future, this summer Owens will incorporate culinary arts into the residential program and plant a garden to grow his own vegetables.

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