Washingtonians are no stranger to fine dining. Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine have both given the city’s food scene notable accolades, and a number of chefs have joined the ranks of James Beard Foundation finalists, including Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, Johnny Monis of Komi, Peter Pastan of Obelisk, and Vikram Sunderam of Rasika. Yet these chefs weren’t always on top. They all started somewhere— perhaps in the back kitchen cleaning dishes as a teenager, or mirroring their mentor just out of culinary school. Throughout the District, youth are being groomed to take the reins of the next great eatery gaining critical skills to succeed in the workforce. Read the full article HERE and learn how you can support three non-profits in the city who are at the helm.