Denver chef Tajahi Cooke was busy cooking, packing and distributing thousands of charitable Thanksgiving meals Thursday morning, but when he saw a young man in need outside one of his headquarters, he paused to take the person a plate of hot food.
Cooke set up shop at Denver food halls Zeppelin Station and Avanti Food and Beverage, with a rotating cast of volunteers who started cooking Wednesday night and hadn’t stopped Thursday morning.
Cooke took a timeout with the man in need — who sat outside Zeppelin Station on Thanksgiving morning wrapped in a blanket and without shoes — to talk with him and give him a warm meal.
This was the generous spirit Cooke and his team were all about.
“I just want to inject some good into the world,” Cooke said.