DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s an event designed to teach local students the recipe for success. Sponsored by the Detroit Housing Commission, “100 Leaders Who Cook: Nourishing Our Future” will provide students with an opportunity to interact with Metro Detroit leaders – while being served a tasty dish.

Eugene Jones Jr, Executive Director of the Detroit Housing Commission, said the event allows students to go one-on-one with local leaders.

“All to often when you go to a formal event, you have to know someone who knows someone to get you an introduction. Here, we break down those barriers and young people and older adults and so forth can come to these prominent leaders and just talk to them about what’s going on in the city and ask what they are doing,” said Jones.

One hundred leaders from throughout the area will serve their favorite dishes and counsel kids on the profession of their dreams. Proceeds from the event will go toward helping students go to college.

“It give another opportunity, although funds are limited across the country, and also the opportunity for these kids to go to college, we want to encourage those kids that there are people that are looking out on their behalf to try to get them to go to college,” said Jones.

Honorary chairs for the event are City of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, President of Ilitch Enterprises Denise Ilitch and American Axle CEO Richard Dauch. Other participants include U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts and Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh. For a complete list of cooks, click here.

The event takes place Saturday between 1 and 5 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. For more information, visit their Facebook Page.


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