Kitchen Angels   |    1222 Siler Road  Santa Fe, NM  87507   |    505.471.7780
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MARCH 2019
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Thank you for your on-going dedication and support of Kitchen Angels and the community of Santa Fe.

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1 Year
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Karen Slater
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Philip Edmondson
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Rhonda Summerlin
10 Years

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Celebrating the lives of our volunteers and clients

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Christa Scott 

In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.     
                                                            Jean Hersey


Angels Dine Out (formerly known as Angels Night Out) is going to be an even bigger hit this year. We have ten new restaurants, along with 30 returning restaurants. Asian, New Mexican, Italian, American, African, Indian, and European cuisines to please every palate. 

We make it easy to help support Kitchen Angels! Simply dine at one (or more) of the participating restaurants on April 25 and they will donate 25% of your bill to our organization. Kitchen Angels staff typically dines out for all three meals that day! It's a fun and festive event that brings in a good portion of our operating budget for the year. Pull together a group of friends and make your reservations early. Here are the generous restaurants that are participating this year:

Breakfast Only:    Joe's Dining
Breakfast & Lunch:    Dolina Café & Bakery
Lunch Only:    Museum Hill Café    
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner:    Café Fina   
Lunch & Dinner:    Andiamo!, Hervé Wine Bar, Izanami, La Casa Sena, Pecos Trail Café, Piccolino Italian Restaurant, Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom, TerraCotta Wine Bistro and The Ranch House
Dinner Only:    315 Bistro & Wine Bar, Amaya, Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Arable, Arroyo Vino, Bouche Bistro, Bourbon Grill, Café Castro, Café Pasqual's, Cowgirl BBQ, El Meson, El Nido, Estevan Restaurant, Fire & Hops, India House, Jambo Café, La Fogata Grill, L'Olivier, Mariscos Costa Azul, Paloma, Paper Dosa, Plaza Café Southside, Radish & Rye, Tecolote Café, Trattoria A Mano, Tune Up Café and The Teahouse

Don't forget, we'll be recruiting volunteer ambassadors during the entire month of March. Please sign up with Lauren if you'd like to host a restaurant. She's eager to match you with a restaurant that you love!

Friends of Kitchen Angels...we need your support during the nomination process for the Santa Fe Reporter's Best of Santa Fe 2019! The nomination process lasts until March 17th. If Kitchen Angels and Kitchenality receive enough nominations, they will be included in the final voting. We'd love for Kitcnenality to win a "Best Of" award this year. Click here to nominate Kitchen Angels for Best Nonprofit, and Kitchenality for 1) Best Business in the Siler Road District, 2) Best Thrift Store, and 3) Best Specialty Food/Cooking Store. We already know we're "the best." Now let's tell the world!
Tasty TidbitsTastyTidbits
Breakfast on a stick!

March 28th is the day when we celebrate food-on-a-stick. If you can't think of anything other than shish kebabs, then you're going to want to take a look at this list. Leave it to Buzzfeed to compile 31 Foods on a Stick that are Borderline Genius. If you've ever parented fussy children  you know the magic of food on a stick. They can turn their noses up at a fruit salad, but skewer the fruit, and it's suddenly the best snack ever. We have to admit - it's fun to eat food in a different way. Chef Joe will be trying this sneaky trick with his children. Give it a shot and let us know what you stick on a stick.

Lovely color...and so good for you!
Most of us remember being told on numerous occasions "eat your greens!" while we were growing up. There was a good reason for it! Greens are loaded with minerals and essential nutrients: calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins B, C, E, and K, all of which are vital to your body's health. Not only that, but green foods help protect the immune system and fight off viruses and bacteria. Here's a list of 12 Amazingly Good-For-You Green Foods and what they do for your body. This month is as good as any to start eating more green goodness.

Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteerOpportunities 

We always welcome new volunteers! Here are our current opportunities:

Delivery Drivers (4:30 - 6:30pm)
  • Wednesday Driver, Route 7 (N. Rufina St.)
  • Wednesday Driver, Route 8 (Mid Airport Rd.)
  • Wednesday Driver, Route 10 (N. St. Francis Dr.)
  • Thursday Driver, Route 11 (S. on Cerrillos Rd.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 1 (S. Rufina St.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez)
  • Friday Driver, Route 7 (N. Rufina St.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 8 (Mid Airport Rd.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 12 (Pacheco Rd.)
Kitchen Volunteers  
  • Monday AM shift (10am - 12pm)
  • Wednesday PM shift (1pm - 3pm)
Substitute Volunteers
  • Delivery Subs M-F (4:30-6:30pm)
  • Delivery Prep M-F (2pm - 3:30pm)
  • Delivery Coordinators (3:30 - 5:30pm)
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
Monday, March 11th from 11:30 - 1:00
Monday, March 25th from 11:30 - 1:00
Please tell people who may be interested to call Lauren at 471-7780  
Special Volunteer Opportunity...
  We are very excited to announce the restaurants participating in this year's Angels Dine Out. Yes - you heard it right - we've changed the name from Angels Night Out to Angels Dine Out. We have more restaurants joining us for breakfast and lunch, so the event isn't only taking place at night! Not only do we have a lot of returning restaurants, but this year we have ten new restaurants joining us! Check the article above for the complete list of participating restaurants. 
Now is the time to volunteer for this special event. We need at least 107 volunteers to act as ambassadors on the day/night of the event. We have a sign up sheet in the volunteer room, or you can speak directly to Lauren so she can assign you a restaurant.                                                      Thanks team!
Continuing EducationContinuingEducation  

Superstar volunteers Thom Eberhardt and Christy Vasquez have recently completed our latest instructional video. We are so fortunate and grateful for the donation of their professional skills to our cause. Watch the video below and learn a thing or two about food safety! The video lives on our website, so it is available for other nonprofits to utilize, as well. Thank you Thom and Christy for a great resource we can share with the world.

Kitchen Angels Food Safety Video
Kitchen Angels Food Safety Video

We all know that what we eat directly affects our health, but did you know that when we eat also significantly impacts our health? Research has shown that eating in alignment with your circadian rhythm is much better for you then eating after daylight hours. It's recommended to eat all of your meals in an eight-hour period. Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch, and a pauper for dinner. Click here to read the New York Times article.


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks 

Wednesday PM kitchen crew in 2018 - many still remain with us!

We don't have a huge kitchen crew on Wednesday afternoons, and we're so grateful for the nine people who do show up. Chef Joe wants to give a shout-out to a few long-term volunteers who he really counts on. MaryAnn Hart, Sally Saunders, Carolyn Wright, Ann Putterman, Kim Berge, and Patrick Carlos have a combined 51 years working with Kitchen Angels. They've been steady volunteers for 6 - 12 years, and we're truly grateful for their hard work and dedication to our mission. Joe says, "my Wednesday PM crew - they're small but mighty!" Thanks for all the good years and here's to many more to come.
Susan Kilkenny - volunteer extraordinaire!

Each year, the Mayor holds a fundraising ball for various nonprofits in Santa Fe. This  year, our current mayor, Alan Webber, is holding the " Mayor's Giveback Ball." It will be a celebration of exceptional volunteers, nominated by different nonprofits in town. The festive-formal event will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center on March 30th. Kitchen Angels staff selected 10 volunteers who deserve mention: Sarah Taylor (21 years as a volunteer), Jim Brack (12 years), Susan & Tim Kilkenny (9 years each), Sally Saunders (8 years), Kent Calhoun (7 years), Ron Wieneke (6 years), Jane Shea (6 years), Maria Goldstein (3 years), and Kay Jenkins (1 year). Each volunteer has gone above and beyond the call of duty. They are humble, kind, flexible, creative, and dedicated volunteers who deserve to be celebrated. It was a tough decision, because we value each and every one of our volunteers. Sometimes the humble beings shine the brightest! 
Kitchen Angels | 505-471-7780 | |
1222 Siler Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507