ALBANY — Feed Albany, a relief program born in the days after the pandemic started that has provided more than 500,000 meals in 14 months, has hired its first full-time head chef as it prepares to move into a dedicated kitchen space of its own. Food previously was made by chefs donating their services in restaurant kitchens loaned to Feed Albany during down times a few day a week.
The new executive chef, Shannon Dowen-Ronda, previously worked for Bountiful Bread, Cardona’s Market, dp: An American Brasserie/Yono’s, Krause’s Homemade Candy, Mrs. London’s and others. A graduate of the SUNY Schenectady culinary program, she is also co-owner of the new bagel-focused bakery Nyx in Albany.
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