• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Cook and Soothe Your Soul

    Young Adult Women's Ministries Advisory Team hosts


    Join women from across the country for a virtual gathering that will engage and move your soul through worship and cooking. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

    Beautifully Fed Food will lead us on a 90-minute cooking class making Stuffed Squash. Stuffed squash is a wonderful recipe that is fun and easy to make. The best part is that it can be stuffed with pretty much any vegetable that you have at home. It is a great recipe to get children involved in the kitchen. Overall a wonderful dish that is comforting and nutritious.  

    Register Now!
    Click here to register by January 29, 2021. $20 Registration fee.

    Meet the Cooking Instructors: Beautifully Fed Food
    Beautifully Fed Food, BFF, is a collective of women of color who are committed to eliminating health disparities through food… one delicious bite at a time! We do this by infusing our wealth of food knowledge and experience along with cultural traditions from around the African Diaspora into the culinary nutrition programming we offer. Our approach is to feature foods that are whole, local, fresh and in season. They must also be affordable, accessible to and reflective of the cultures present in the communities we serve. As a result of a BFF experience, people leave confident that they can create meals that are both delicious and nourishing in their very own kitchens that they and their families will love.

    Karen Joseph-Cherfils, MPH  | Culinary Nutrition Educator & Community Chef       
    Karen Cherfils was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She received her MPH from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University and a Certificate in Culinary Nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute.  She has called Brooklyn home for the past 16 years and it’s where she trained to become a Community Chef, where she was trained in food justice and culinary nutrition by Just Food six years ago. Karen has been operating her own business, KC Dearson Inc., providing Culinary Nutrition Education Consulting through the lens of public health for the last six years. She is proudest of her most recent initiative: Beautifully Fed Food, a worker-owned cooperative led by 8 women-of- color committed to eliminating health disparities. Together, they create healthy communities one delicious bite at a time through the plant-forward culinary classes and food-justice education programs they teach, and they celebrate the value of whole food, real food that nourishes us, heals us and provides us comfort, especially now.

    Jasmine Bethancourt | Culinary Nutrition Educator & Chef                                                 
    Jasmine was born and raised in Queens, New York to Dominican parents. Jasmine attended The French Culinary Institute earning a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts. To Jasmine, food is beautiful; it is art that requires passion and dedication. It is the one thing that we all need, it is a universal language.
         Culinary school taught Jasmine many techniques but she quickly discovered that her true culinary education came from watching and cooking alongside the cooks in her own family.  After working in restaurants, catering groups and in bakeries throughout New York City, Jasmine needed a change and became a Culinary Nutrition Educator. In this role Jasmine took the time to learn and understand where our food comes from and how much our diet affects our health. She now manages a food pantry offering families of Brooklyn fresh produce weekly and continues her food education teaching whoever will listen to all that she has learned along the way.

    Po Box 851 · Valley Forge, PA · 19482-0851
    (610) 768-2288 · info@abwministries.org