Welcome Chef JJ:
We are excited to welcome Chef JJ to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry. Beginning the end of June, Chef JJ will be at the pantry providing recipes and cooking techniques to our clients using the food they get from the food pantry. He calls this his “action station” where a fresh recipe will be made for clients and volunteers to sample throughout the session. He will be cooking throughout the event to show techniques and answer questions. Printed recipe cards will be available to those interested (as well as posted online here). On non-demo days, he will be on hand to answer questions and help our clients. See below for Chef JJ’s schedule at the food pantry.
|Thurs, July 19||Demo||Blueberry, Bean, and Corn Salad|
|Tues, July 24||Ask Chef JJ|
|Tues, July 31||Demo||Blueberry, Bean, and Corn Salad|
|Thurs, August 2||Ask Chef JJ|
|Sat, August 4||Demo||Blueberry, Bean, and Corn Salad|
|Tues, August 14||Demo||Recipes: TBD|
|Thurs, August 16||Demo||Recipes: TBD|
|Tues, August 21||Ask Chef JJ|
Note: Changes to this schedule will be posted here and announced on the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry Facebook page.
|Chef JJ Recipe Cards|
About Chef JJ
JJ Miller (“Chef JJ”) is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with a lifetime of cooking experience and nearly 15 years working as a culinary professional. He is a Boy Scouts Leader, earning accolades of Eagle Scout and Wood Badge, a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow, and recipient of several awards in recognition of his lifelong commitment to service. After working as Food Services Director at the Boy Scouts, Chef JJ joined Wegmans in 2008. He completed the Wegmans’ Culinary Manager Training program, and currently works as a sous chef at Wegmans Lake Manassas store in Gainesville, VA. He gives credit to his mom and grandmother for his passion for cooking. Chef JJ is originally from East-Central Pennsylvania, and now lives in Woodbridge, VA with his best friend, Nathan and dog, Oscar.
“Food is Essential to life, therefore make it good.”
– S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-a
Ask Chef JJ
Have a food question for Chef JJ? Here’s your chance to ask: