These Supporters Really Were “Cooking For A Cause”


In June 2017, GTL launched a new fundraising and awareness event series called: “Cooking for A Cause”. GTL has a facility with five kitchens and training programs centered around those kitchens, so it only seemed natural to incorporate those assets while bringing the community in our doors.

The chef for our first event was Chef Joey Beato, Community Tavern. Chef Beato and his sous chef (who is also his wife) demonstrated key techniques and discussed ingredients with 18 attendees for an Asian-fusion themed three course meal. The attendees then dined in Dorothy’s Can-Do Café on the delicious meal before touring the facility to learn more about GTL. The money raised through this event series will be earmarked for the purchase of new commercial grade appliances for the facility.


Thank you to Chef Beato, his wife, and all of the individuals who attended our first event!! We also would like to thank our sponsors: Mary Beth Nebel—Owner, I know you like a book New & Used Books; The Chopping Block; The Freehling Pot & Pan Co.; Oglesby Construction, Inc.; Mariano’s Fresh Market; Trader Joe’s; Community Tavern; Victor & Penny Bernstein; Kimberly Oglesby; John Ratzenberger; and Paula Moscinski.


John Ratzenberger