Generously Sponsored By: San Francisco Foundation from Hoskin Family Giving Fund
Age, at time of internship: 17
CIT Intern: 2016
Restaurant Host: Millennium
Wraparound Program: Castlemont High School
Lalaina’s Story: Growing up in a family of 10 siblings, there was never a dull moment in the Williams’ household. With so many mouths to feed in a low-income household, she was expected to financially provide for herself, while also being responsible for watching over her younger siblings, nieces, and nephews. She first discovered her interest in cooking when she made breakfast for her big family every weekend.
Proudest Moment: Being able to cut King Trumpet mushrooms without them crumbling in her hands. And making vegan ice cream!
Future Goals: After interning at a vegan restaurant, Lalaina enrolled in an Urban Agroecology class at her school. Either as a cook or a farmer, she wants to continue to be a part of the farm-to-table movement!
“Walking into the kitchen every time to see smiling faces greet me was just such a plus to the already loving community I’ve made with Sprouts.”