Chef brings culinary talents to homeless

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 11:15 pm
By: News 9

By Jennifer Pierce, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City's homeless and less fortunate were treated to breakfast prepared by a chef Saturday morning.

The Skivin Hotel's Executive Chef Andrew Black whipped up a warm meal at The House of Hope.

"It's everyday people like me and you. You can't help but put in the time and give back. It makes you feel good and it's a worthy cause," Chef Black said.

Black knows a thing or two about fine dining.

"Being a chef or a cook you're always in your element. Once there's food, you're good to go," the chef said.

Chef Black was more than happy to do his part, even as a sous chef.

Volunteers like Steve Rogers cook up sausauge, eggs and toast at The House of Hope church in downtown Oklahoma City every Saturday.

His food fills the stomachs of those who don't know where their next meal may come from.

This was a treat for Rogers.

"In fact, he gave me some cooking tips on how to cook these eggs because we scramble thirty dozen eggs every Saturday," Rogers said of Chef Black.

Pastor Vernon Carter is happy to open his church to those in need.

"Our primary mission is to feed homeless, work with homeless people, and the poor in this area," Pastor Carter said.

The House of Hope is always needing food and clothes to give to homeless. If you would like to donate just go to 215 N McKinley Avenue or call 270-1354.