Photo courtesy of Braise
On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27), Braise Restaurant (1101 S. Second St.) is serving 40 residents of Hope House Milwaukee, a homeless shelter located three blocks from the Walker’s Point restaurant. Members of Braise’s staff – as well as family members and friends – are part of the volunteer cooking and serving team. The menu includes turkeys from Yuppie Hill Farm, squash gratin, creamed leaks, and pumpkin pie made with freshly roasted pumpkins. The meal will be served at 11 a.m.
Besides providing a home for those who don’t have one, Hope House offers educational programs, such as the Pathways to Progress Program for adults and Shining Stars Program for children. Braise is also in the early stages of planning an after-school program of cooking classes for teens. The classes would be taught in the restaurant’s culinary school. The “skill” that the kids most “want to learn is how to cook,” says Beth Neuens, Hope House’s youth & residential services supervisor.
Additionally, Braise is hosting a donation drive for Hope House to help supply them with fresh, local food from Braise RSA (which stands for Restaurant Supplied Agriculture). The drive will run until Christmas. You can either donate through the website, or add a donation to your meal tab the next time you dine at Braise.