Making a difference with every dish

Published 07.06.2020

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Business, Arts & Sciences

Chef Robert Wood, '17, stands in the dining room of Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen, a "community restaurant" in Toms River, N.J., where he is executive chef.The Soul Kitchen's manifesto is communicated clearly on its wall. Portions seen here.Wood and Soul Kitchen volunteers strive to provide wholesome food to clients, about half of whom pay for their meal.Wood, one of the restaurant's three paid staff members, preps in the Soul Kitchen's restaurant.From the Spring 2020 Penn College Magazine: Rob Wood, ’17, is executive chef for the restaurant of a literal rock star. But it's his clients who inspire him. Read "Making a difference with every dish."