Homeless Chef Sheds Tear After Being Gifted Food Truck: ‘Dream Coming True’

A homeless chef in Colorado is now a food truck owner thanks to the help of TikTok viewers who donated to help Tony Rojas get back on his feet and live out his dream.

The large donation was thanks to The Dream Machine Foundation, run by Charlie “Rocket” Jabaley, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and even former manager of 2Chainz. The non-profit is currently on a 45-day tour of the U.S., during which they’re making dreams come true for people, with donations from corporations and online supporters.

Recipients come from coincidental meetings, like that of Rojas, and people submitting their dreams to the foundation’s app, Dreamr—a social network-cum-financial tool for pursuing dreams.

The latest stop in the tour saw Jabaley meet chef Rojas, who is currently living in a van with his wife after facing unemployment during the pandemic.

“We were at a Walmart parking lot and he walked up to

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I’m a Professional Chef Who Started a Luxury Food Cart

  • Lissette Morales Willis, 33, is a chef and food-cart owner based in Portland, Oregon.
  • She and her husband opened their food cart Poppyseed in January 2020 to make fine-dining foods more accessible. 
  • This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Molly O’Brien.

This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Lissette Morales Willis, a food cart owner based in Portland, Oregon. It has been edited for length and clarity.

I grew up in Rubidoux, California, where there weren’t a lot of fine dining options. My parents worked a lot, so in high school I started taking on the responsibility of cooking our dinners. 

At 23, I began a cooking apprenticeship at The 10th Restaurant, a seasonal restaurant at a mountaintop resort in Vail, Colorado.  There, I met my husband, Tim, and we both experienced “fancy” food for the first

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Rise Against Hunger Celebrates World Food Day 2021 With ‘Chef Showdown’ Cooking Competition | News

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Rise Against Hunger, the international hunger nonprofit organization, is hosting the It Starts With a Meal™️ Chef Showdown, a culinary ‘battle royale’ and virtual broadcast, on Friday, October 15 at 2 p.m. ET. Blending a passion for internationally inspired cuisine with an impactful purpose, this inaugural competition commemorates World Food Day, the annual holiday established by the United Nations to bring awareness to global food insecurity.

With Univision serving as the broadcast’s media partner, the Chef Showdown will be hosted by Chef Yisus, presenter on Univision’s Despierta América morning show and author of the COOK DELICIOUSLY WITH CHEF YISUS cookbook. Competitors JJ Johnson, a James Beard award-winning author of BETWEEN HARLEM & HEAVEN and New York restauranteur, and Ali Khan, known for Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship and Cheap Eats on the Cooking Channel, will debut dishes on camera

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Malia White Gives Her Honest Opinion About Chef Mathew Shea’s Cooking

After two unexpected departures from Lady Michelle on this season of Below Deck Mediterranean, it’s safe to say Mathew Shea has left his crew mates with some mixed feelings. However, charter guests seem to have a unanimous opinion about the chef: His food is fantastic.

Malia White certainly agrees. “It was delicious,” the bosun told BravoTV.com about Mathew’s cooking. “I think compared to some of the other chefs that we’ve seen, we don’t see the same level of plating, but his food, taste-wise, is absolutely amazing.”

Malia also recently shared her thoughts about Mathew’s frustration over cooking crew lunch on drop-off days. During Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen‘s July 27 episode, Andy Cohen read a viewer’s question for Malia. “Why do you think Mat was so shocked when he was asked to cook crew lunch?” he asked. “Even on an off day isn’t that a part

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