Homeless Chef Becomes Food Truck Owner After Viral Video: ‘Just Wanna Cook’

A homeless chef in Colorado is now a food truck owner thanks to the help of TikTok viewers who donated to help Tony Rojas get back on his feet and live out his dream.

The large donation was thanks to The Dream Machine Foundation, run by Charlie “Rocket” Jabaley, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and even former manager of 2Chainz. The non-profit is currently on a 45-day tour of the U.S., during which they’re making dreams come true for people, with donations from corporations and online supporters.

Recipients come from coincidental meetings, like that of Rojas, and people submitting their dreams to the foundation’s app, Dreamr—a social network-cum-financial tool for pursuing dreams.

The latest stop in the tour saw Jabaley meet chef Rojas, who is currently living in a van with his wife after facing unemployment during the pandemic.

“We were at a Walmart parking lot and he walked up to

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Fuller Goldsmith, Food Network Champion Chef, Dead At Age 17

Cooking wiz Fuller Goldsmith, who won the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” chef competition, died Tuesday after nearly a lifetime battle with leukemia. He was 17.

“He got tired and was ready to go,” his father, Scott Goldsmith, told Alabama’s CBS 42 in Tuscaloosa, where Fuller lived.

Goldsmith, who also appeared on “Top Chef Junior,” was hailed by that show’s production company Magical Elves as “an incredible chef and the strongest kid we’ve ever met.”

“We all Loved Fuller so much! And will never forget his contagious smile, laugh and butter tricks,” “Top Chef Junior” host Vanessa Lachey added in the comments.

In 2017, Goldsmith won “Chopped Junior,” a competition in which young chefs make impromptu dishes out of mismatched ingredients. Many of his creations played to his strength ― Southern cuisine, according to CBS 42. He donated his $10,000 prize to the Division of Hematology and Pediatric

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Rise Against Hunger Celebrates World Food Day 2021 With ‘Chef Showdown’ Cooking Competition | News

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Rise Against Hunger, the international hunger nonprofit organization, is hosting the It Starts With a Meal™️ Chef Showdown, a culinary ‘battle royale’ and virtual broadcast, on Friday, October 15 at 2 p.m. ET. Blending a passion for internationally inspired cuisine with an impactful purpose, this inaugural competition commemorates World Food Day, the annual holiday established by the United Nations to bring awareness to global food insecurity.

With Univision serving as the broadcast’s media partner, the Chef Showdown will be hosted by Chef Yisus, presenter on Univision’s Despierta América morning show and author of the COOK DELICIOUSLY WITH CHEF YISUS cookbook. Competitors JJ Johnson, a James Beard award-winning author of BETWEEN HARLEM & HEAVEN and New York restauranteur, and Ali Khan, known for Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship and Cheap Eats on the Cooking Channel, will debut dishes on camera

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Malia White Gives Her Honest Opinion About Chef Mathew Shea’s Cooking

After two unexpected departures from Lady Michelle on this season of Below Deck Mediterranean, it’s safe to say Mathew Shea has left his crew mates with some mixed feelings. However, charter guests seem to have a unanimous opinion about the chef: His food is fantastic.

Malia White certainly agrees. “It was delicious,” the bosun told BravoTV.com about Mathew’s cooking. “I think compared to some of the other chefs that we’ve seen, we don’t see the same level of plating, but his food, taste-wise, is absolutely amazing.”

Malia also recently shared her thoughts about Mathew’s frustration over cooking crew lunch on drop-off days. During Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen‘s July 27 episode, Andy Cohen read a viewer’s question for Malia. “Why do you think Mat was so shocked when he was asked to cook crew lunch?” he asked. “Even on an off day isn’t that a

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