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Maricel Mojares-Moore

CHEF QUESTIONS & RESPONSES

What is your profession?

I am a finance attorney. I love that I am able to help our clients solve problems.

Why are you interested in cooking/food/education?

I love food, and I also love the social experience of sharing a meal.

What made you interested in food?

My father was a surgeon who loved to cook gourmet meals for his family: paella, bouillabaisse… We also always ate meals as a family, so I truly appreciate how food connects families.

 Why do you think the work that Sprouts is doing is important?

It is so important to teach kids how to cook with healthy ingredients–cooking is a life skill! I also value that Sprouts gives back to the community through the Chef-In-Training Program.

Why is it important for kids to learn how to cook for themselves?

It is a life skill that they will not only use daily, but that they can [ass on to their kids and share with parents and siblings.

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned from working with Sprouts?

That Sprouts is so much more than a Summer Cooking Camp for kids, but has a mission to help at risk youth find employment through culinary training. I first became involved because my daughter took summer camps are Sprouts when she was 8 years old. My daughter is now 14, and Sprouts has become a special family to us. I believe in their mission to teach kids about nutrition, as well as helping kids at risk through the Chef-In-Training Program.

What was one of the most rewarding experiences you’ve had as a Sprouts fan?

When I met a Chef-In-Training intern! I got to learn how Sprouts changed his life by giving him new employment opportunities to build a new life.

 Is there anything else that you would like Sprouts fans and foodies to know about you?

My number one favorite thing to do is eat out and try new San Francisco restaurants!