Campus Activity: RED Talk featuring Chef Johnathan (Cathedral Kitchen)


January 23, 2018    
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

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Chef Jonathan from Cathedral Kitchen will kick off this semester’s RED Talks- please join us in the Roost on January 23rd during free period to hear him talk about mentorship, leadership, volunteering and giving back!  Chef Johnathan is very well known for his tenacity, his love of educating, his love for food, and his love for providing second chances.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

Location; Campus Center Roost

Pizza will be provided!

Chef Jonathan Jernigan graduated from The Restaurant School of Philadelphia and has more than 30 years of experience in the culinary field, both in restaurants and as a private caterer. He started his professional career at The Greenbrier Restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ, eventually becoming the Executive Chef at the Harbour League Club in Camden, New Jersey. He went on to general management positions at several restaurant chains, working both the front and back of the house. He participated in the Food Network series “Chopped” and was a featured Chef in the 2008 “Philly’s Men are Cooking Contest”. He has operated his own catering company since 2001, specializing in cuisine from around the world.

In 2008 he joined Cathedral Kitchen in the capacity of Executive Chef to professionalize the 30 year old soup kitchen’s grass roots operation, as well as to launch a new Culinary Arts Training Program, serving unemployed individuals who lack job skills.  Under his watch 275 students have graduated from the 17 week program and 80% of graduates have found jobs following graduation. He oversees catering, contract meal production, and the CK Café, which enables CK to raise revenue to support its human services initiatives in Camden, as well as employ CK graduates and Camden residents.