Café Momentum soon will celebrate its second anniversary on Jan. 29 in downtown Dallas, and the restaurant and culinary training facility is about to receive national exposure for its mission of reducing recidivism among at-risk youth through a paid internship program in a real-world kitchen setting.
The Dallas Business Journal reported that Cafe Momentum, and its Executive Director and Chef Chad Houser, will be featured Saturday on the The Hero Effect on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
“I hope that it breaks through the stereotypes.”
According to the Business Journal, the television program showcases people such as Houser who make a real difference in their communities.
Houser told the publication that appearing on the show is about something bigger.
“I hope that it breaks through the stereotypes. I hope that it teaches people and reminds people that these are really amazing kids, and that they get to see at least a glimpse of what I get to see every day,” Houser told the DBJ.
Café Momentum started as a pop-up dining concept, and it graduated its first class from its 12-month internship program last spring. Young women recently were added to the program, the Business Journal reported.
And, Houser said the goal is to have a second Café Momentum location open in 2018.
You can find the full Q&A with Houser here.
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