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Chef Jared's Cooking Class
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Have you seen our cooking show, Served with Love by Chef Jared, and wished you could have a taste of the delicious meals that you see on screen? Now you can! Enjoy a cooking demonstration and delicious meal for 10 people with our very own professional chef, Jared Johnson! All ingredients and wine for the dinner are included.

The cooking enthusiast who wins this package will also receive the Do, Cookie Dough Confections cookbook, Hello Cookie Dough, autographed by Do owner Kristen Tomlan, and a Do baking spatula.

Jared Johnson's Biography:

Food, family and Philadelphia are the first three things that come to mind when trying to describe who I am or what I'm about. Hello. My name is Jared Johnson and I am the Executive Chef and Food Services Manager at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Born and raised in Lansdowne, PA into a large, multi-ethnic family, the kitchen was the central location in my house growing up. My mom and grandmother made everything from scratch. I could see firsthand and from an early age the process of producing great meals and the way it brought us all together. In addition to the food prep I learned about gardening and the value of fresh ingredients. Food preservation was also an important component of my childhood; methods of pickling, canning and smoking helped us enjoy the fruits of spring and summer well into the colder months of fall and winter.

I started working in restaurants at 15. By the time I finished high school I was already a seasoned line cook and had also learned the art of pizza making. Rather than going off to college, I attended the "School of Hard Knocks" working in various restaurants in and around the city continuing to hone my craft and learn new techniques. At 25, I took a position as a production chef doing corporate catering for several Center City law firms and from there my career really took off. In 2003 I started my own boutique catering company with my wife, Denise. After 7 years we sold the company and made our way back to Philadelphia to start a new chapter. In 2012 I was named Executive Chef for the STARR Restaurant Group facilitating world class events in some of Philadelphia's most prestigious and storied cultural institutions. While with STARR I spent a great deal of time mentoring Philadelphia's under-served youth with culinary aspirations through a non-profit organization called C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program). While working with these budding culinarians I realized that I could use my years of experience and advanced skill set to give something back to the community. This growing passion to give led me to RMHC of the Philadelphia Region where they were undergoing a huge renovation and needed a chef to develop and run their food service program; caring for and feeding more than 100 families with seriously ill children, 365 days a year. It seemed like a match made in heaven and now with 18 months under my belt I can honestly say that coming to be a part of RMHC was the best move of my career!

I am thrilled to have found a home at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region. This is a dream job! I look forward to growing our food service program and creating lots of fun and exciting food centric concepts to share and enjoy with our families in this community of comfort and hope!


**All winning bids are final. There will be no exchange or refund on items unless otherwise specified. For questions please contact Alyssa Tritschler at alyssa@philarmh.org.**

Donated By RMHC Philly & Do Cookie Dough Confections