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Walk the Walk – Week 2 Results

#walkthewalk

Updated: February 15, 2019 at 6pm

Okay so week 2 is where #walkthewalk gets reaalllyyyy interesting.

BTW if you haven’t already, join our Facebook group to hear about the latest updates, events to get some steps, encouragement, and of course…smack talk!


Individual League

We started this league with 20 folks, and now we are left with 17! Congrats to everyone who keeps striving for the 50,000 steps each week! Combined step total this week was 1,131,029!

If we say roughly 2,000 steps is a mile, combined with steps from week 1 that’s a total of 1,135 miles…or about the distance of walking from Los Angeles, California to Topeka, Kansas!

Top 5 Ranking – Steps for Week 2

Name Steps +/- Rank from Week 1
1. Bhavika P. 107,731
2. Cassy H. 94,268
3. Jaysn X. 89,726
4. Ron M. 83,762
5. Kevin L. 83,038 +3
  • Cheers to Bhavika P. who upped her steps by 11%, and shared with us her secret technique of pacing around the office during phone call meetings!
  • Cheers to our increase of participants who walked at least 70,000 steps. We went from 5 in week 1 to 9 this week!
  • Cheers to a few walkers who majorly upped their step game; Jenny Z. (42.69% increase), Kevin L. (32.28% increase), and Colleen O. (15.61%).
  • Jeers to sidewalks that aren’t made for pedestrians.

Team League

First off…to all those who are trying to bribe me for intel on other teams with popcorn chicken and boba…nice try! It always seems to happen after week 1 of this competition 😉

ANYWHO…major shakeup in week 2. Repeat after me. DE. THRONED. Sorry LURN, but your valiant effort of 140,382 steps average this week was surprisingly NOT enought to take the top spot.

Props to JACCC for showing a glimmer of their amazingness that took Walk the Walk by storm last year. It may be too little too late…and maybe time to start cleaning off the Golden Wok so we can give it to this year’s winner?!

Is it a battle amongst JACCC, Investing in Place, and Visual Communications for the 3rd place spot? I never expected a team to get 140k steps in a week, so I’m ready for any kind of surprise at this point!

Enough babble! Here are the numbers!

Team Rankings – Average Steps for Week 2

Team Average Steps % Change
1. ActiveSGV 144,581 18.36%
2. LURN 140,382 9.32%
3. JACCC 107,491 14.01%
4. Investing in Place 104,651 6.30%
5. Visual Communications 99,379 15.86%
6. First 5 LA 88,638 6.46%
7. Little Tokyo Service Center 88,603 21.77%
8. Friends of the LA River 83,845 9.87%
9. Los Angeles Walks 79,469 5.74%
10. So Cal Edison 76,294 16.22%
11. Advancing Justice – LA 66,948 0.60%
12. API Equality – LA 66,155 1.73%
13. T.R.U.S.T. South LA (Tenemos
que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar
la Tierra – South LA)
62,217 44.32%
14. KYCC 62,128 49.96%
15. KIWA 60,233 23.75%
16. Thai CDC 58,556 11.11%
17. Kounkuey Design Initiative 56,881 -2.50%
18. American Heart Association 52,810 6.55%
19. LEAP 52,473 -7.59%
20. California Walks 52,171 14.84%
21. Community Health Councils 49,427 24.34%
22. The Wilderness Society 46,678 3.81%
23. California Department of Real Estate 46,327 0.13%
24. LA Neighborhood Land Trust 37,181 39.66%
25. Senator Ben Allen N/A N/A

Congrats to ActiveSGV for bringing glory to the San Gabriel Valley. With a whopping 144,581 steps, they have dethroned LURN, at least for week 2! (see overall rankings below)

Of special note: they have a team of 9 people and as you know…getting a high step average with a larger team is no easy task, esp compared to LURN’s team of 6. Big victory. Big kudos.

When I asked ActiveSGV if they had anything to say to their rival, LURN, they shared:

Don’t @ us if y’all ain’t ready.

David Diaz

This may have something to do with the smack talk going on between the groups throughout the week (see below). #smacktalk

Overall Rankings

Team Average Steps
1. LURN 134,399
2. ActiveSGV 133,366
3. Investing in Place 101,549
4. JACCC 100,886
5. Visual Communications 92,577
6. First 5 LA 85,950
7. LTSC 80,683
8. Friends of the LA River 80,078
9. LA Walks 77,311
10. So Cal Edison 70,972
11. Advancing Justice – LA 66,750
12. API Equality – LA 65,593
13. Kounkuey Design Initiative 57,612
14. Thai CDC 55,628
15. LEAP 54,628
16. KIWA 54,453
17. T.R.U.S.T. South LA (Tenemos
que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar
la Tierra – South LA)
52,664
18. KYCC 51,779
19. American Heart Association 51,186
20. California Walks 48,801
21. California Dept. of Real Estate 46,298
22. The Wilderness Society 45,823
23. Community Health Councils 44,589
24. LA Neighborhood Land Trust 31,902
25. Senator Ben Allen N/A

A few notes on week 2 results: 

  • Amongst our 25 teams, only 24 teams submitted steps this week.
  • In overall ranking, only 1,033 step average separates LURN and ActiveSGV!!!
  • In overall ranking, only 663 step average separates JACCC and Investing in Place!!!
  • Compared to week 4 of 2018’s Walk the Walk, this group of teams is averaging much higher steps. Last year the average was 66,578. This week teams combined for an average of 74,313.
  • Of the 24 teams who submitted, the teams combined for a total of 197 team members who contribued 15,116,469 steps! This is an 11% increase from our steps from week 1! If you count 2,000 steps to roughly be 1 mile, our combined steps would take us from Los Angeles to Cairo, Egypt!
  • Our top 10 teams are averaging at least 70,000 steps, which is the recommended weekly step count by the American Heart Association (who are a little shy of that 70k!).
  • Props to KYCC (49.96%), T.R.U.S.T. South LA (Tenemos que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar la Tierra – South LA)(44.32%), and LA Neighborhood Land Trust (39.66%) for the highest percent increase in steps from Week 1 to 2!
  • Props to First 5 LA for their solid 6th place performance the past 2 weeks, with a team of 18!!!! You read that right…18!!!!
  • In our Battle of the Walks, LA Walks still leads CA Walks by quite a bit. This week LA Walks had a higher step average (79,469) than California Walks (52,171).
  • If you take a look at the overall ranking, there’s a battle also going on for 10th place. Does So Cal Edison have the…energy….to stay in 10th place ahead of Advancing Justice – LA and API Equality – LA?
  • Senator Ben Allen’s team. Still no word. Y’all okay? I’m worried!

Another reminder! Yes, the Team League is a competition. BUT I do want to remind everyone this is for fun, and it’s meant as a way to encourage us to be more mindful of how active we may be in a day. Many of the groups here are nonprofits or government agencies, and it may not always be built in for us to focus on our health. Let’s do our best to use this challenge to think of how we can incorporate health into our daily schedules!

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Walk the Walk – Week 1 Results

#walkthewalk

Updated: February 11, 2019 at 12pm

And we are back for another year of Walk the Walk, aka finding new ways to squeeze steps in whenever possible! It’s only the end of week 1 and I have heard some interesting ways folks are upping their step game (especially in the rain). Drinking more water so there are more walking trips to the bathroom, parking cars at the far-end of parking lots, walking in place while watching movies at home…ya’ll are creative! I’m excited to see what happens as we get through this month.

BTW if you haven’t already, join our Facebook group to hear about the latest updates, events to get some steps, encouragement, and of course…smack talk!

Now…let’s do the numbers!


Individual League

Of 20 total participants in our individual league, 18 turned in their step count in for week 1. Of those 18 who turned their steps in, 15 reached at least 50,000 steps for the week. Combined step total this week was 1,140,802!

If we say roughly 2,000 steps is a mile, that’s a total of 570 miles…or about the distance of walking from Los Angeles, California to Salt Lake City, Utah!

Top 5 Ranking – Steps for Week 1

Name Steps
1. Bhavika P. 96,962
2. Cassy H. 93,110
3. Jaysn X. 91,746
4. Ron M. 87,324
5. Avani P. 73,000
  • Cheers to Cassy H. who returns to Walk the Walk from her stellar 2018 performance. Adding in her steps from this week with last year’s numbers, she is averagine 94,303 steps!
  • Jeers to rain for making it hard to get steps in this past week.
  • Jeers to forgetting to wear fitness trackers.

Team League

So last year was our first time trying a “Team League.” 15 teams entered, and the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center dominated for 4 straight weeks and took home the legendary GOLDEN WOK. Their team of 6 averaged 106,543 steps over the entire month, 20,000 steps ahead of last year’s 2nd place winner Investing in Place.

Well…2019 is a new year and the game has changed folks. 106,543 steps isn’t going to get you a first place finish. In fact, it’ll get you only a THIRD place finish by this year’s step count so far.

What are you babbling about Scott?!?

Basically what I’m saying is that JACCC has been dethroned!! A few teams showed up big time to prevent them from taking the top spot for a 5th week in a row (when combined with the 4 weeks of 2018). What happened JACCC…WHAT HAPPENED?!?!

Team Rankings – Average Steps for Week 1

Team Average Steps
1. LURN 128,415
2. ActiveSGV 122,150
3. Investing in Place 98,446
4. JACCC 94,280
5. Visual Communications 85,775
6. First 5 LA 83,261
7. Friends of the LA River 76,310
8. Los Angeles Walks 75,152
9. LTSC 72,763
10. Advancing Justice – LA 66,552
11. So Cal Edison 65,650
12. API Equality – LA 65,029
13. Kounkuey Design Initiative 58,342
14. LEAP 56,782
15. Thai CDC 52,698
16. American Heart Association 49,562
17. KIWA 48,672
18. CA Dept. of Real Estate 46,269
19. CA Walks 45,430
20. The Wilderness Society 44,967
21. Trust South LA 43,110
22. KYCC 41,431
23. CHC 39,751
24. LA Neighborhood Land Trust 26,623
25. Senator Ben Allen 15,627

Congrats to the dope folks at LURN for taking the top spot. Folks may not know this, but last year their fitness trackers did not come in until week 2. If they had their fitness trackers for week 1…could they have possibly taken the 2nd place spot from Investing in Place??

When I asked LURN what their secret was for this explosion in steps…the response I received was:

We’re just living our best lives! We didn’t even have treadmill desks or anything! Keepin’ it old school.

Rudy Espinoza

128k team average in steps is no joke my friends. Big props to them for stepping their game up and taking that number one spot. To our friends at ActiveSGV…dang that was close. This is their first year in our challenge, and they came ready. Long walks IN the rain, museum trips together…they had a game plan. But alas, they just weren’t active enough to take 1st place. LURN, I’d watch out for this group; they’re hungry for it.

A few notes on week 1 results: 

  • Amongst our 26 teams, only 24 teams submitted steps this week.
  • Of the 24 teams who submitted, the teams combined for a total of 197 team members who contribued 11,901,688 steps! If you count 2,000 steps to roughly be 1 mile, our combined steps would take us from Los Angeles to Seoul, South Korea!
  • Of our 24 teams, our average step count was 60,415.
  • Did you know we have both LA Walks and California Walks in this competition? As of this week, LA Walks has a higher step average (75,152) than California Walks (45,430).
  • There are quite a few environmental groups involved this year, including Friends of the LA River, The Wilderness Society, LA Neighborhood Land Trust, Trust South LA. Let’s keep an eye to see which group can up their step count above the others. 🙂
  • Senator Ben Allen’s team. Where you at?? The 26th District has some really lovely places to walk!
  • Also I just want to put this out there…can First 5 LA finish in the first 5 spots? You’re so close at 6th right now!

Yes, the Team League is a competition. BUT I do want to remind everyone this is for fun, and it’s meant as a way to encourage us to be more mindful of how active we may be in a day. Many of the groups here are nonprofits or government agencies, and it may not always be built in for us to focus on our health. Let’s do our best to use this challenge to think of how we can incorporate health into our daily schedules!

That’s it for this week folks. Remember to turn in your Week 2 steps by 12pm on February 15th!

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Walking the Walk in February

A regularly updated list of things you and your team can do to up those step counts in the month of February!

  • February 2
  • February 3
  • February 6
    • Chinatown Fit Club: A free and chill walking/running group that meets at LA State Historic Park in Chinatown every Wednesday at 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • February 9
    • Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival: A large-scale new year festival for the Lunar New Year. Lots of performance, food, and fun.
    • Chinatown Lunar New Year Festival: The annual Lunar New Year Festivalis taking place at the Central Plaza in Chinatown from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 9. The free, family-friendly event features live music and cultural performances, cultural artisans, vendors, gourmet food trucks and a craft beer garden. 
  • February 10
  • February 13
    • Chinatown Fit Club: A free and chill walking/running group that meets at LA State Historic Park in Chinatown every Wednesday at 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • February 16
  • February 17
    • Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k/10k: The 41st annual Firecracker Run is a 5k/10k run through Chinatown and Elysian Park. This scenic and iconic run sells out fast so get your tickets ASAP!
  • February 20
    • Chinatown Fit Club: A free and chill walking/running group that meets at LA State Historic Park in Chinatown every Wednesday at 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • February 27
    • Chinatown Fit Club: A free and chill walking/running group that meets at LA State Historic Park in Chinatown every Wednesday at 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Other Free Museum Days – Various free museum days for the month of February click here.

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2018 Taiwan Trip Recap

By Kyle Tsukahira

Back in September 2018 APIFM Program Manager Kyle Tsukahira had the opportunity to travel to Taiwan in order to facilitate an series of air quality workshops for students from Wu Ling High School in Taoyuan City and 15 teachers from different schools around Taiwan who are participating in Taiwan’s Ecocampus program.

The workshops focused on educating, engaging, and empowering both the Taiwanese students and teachers about the impacts of air pollution and ways they can advocate for sustainable change in their communities. Kyle also had the opportunity to meet with the principal and other school administrators of Wu Ling in order to discuss the possibility of connecting some of their students with the students we are working with in Los Angeles.

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6 Do’s and Don’ts of CalFresh Benefits

By Finola Rodriguez, APIFM Health Educator

Freshly graduated from UC Irvine, I was recruited by Americorps to be an academic interventionist for 11 middle schoolers in South LA. Knowing I would survive on a modest bi-weekly stipend, I was encouraged to sign up for food stamps, which in the end taught me a ton about the level of food access the community I was serving had earning a similar monthly income. I am not a medical professional, so please take the following Do’s and Don’t tips just as suggestions and recommendations! Enjoy.

1. Do know what type of food stamps you have.

There are two kinds: EBT SNAP and EBT cash. Once after my long 10-hour day of service with Americorps, I saw a local Wendy’s with a banner that read “Accepts EBT.” I rolled through the drive-thru to discover I only had EBT SNAP, meaning I could only use my card to buy room-temp or cold food and beverages from the grocery store. Immediately my plans to use my food stamps to buy hot chicken, burgers, fries and a coffee went down the drain. Nonetheless it was a great opportunity to challenge my cooking capabilities, not settle for drive-thru meals, and better plan my nourishment for the future.

2. Don’t try to use most of your monthly food stamps on pre-packaged meals.

As tempting as it is to buy already made salads, wraps, soups, and snacks (trust me I am guilty as charged), it is not as sustainable as you think. Those were made to only last you one meal, not the whole week. Try to limit the packaged lunches to 1-2 a week max. You will get a much higher yield when you mimic some of those favorite meals while buying your own ingredients and dedicating one day of the week to make at least 3 portions for the days to come.  Not only is that more cost-efficient, but it turns out to be fun when you can dedicate time to cooking.

3. Do take your lifestyle into consideration.

Be more compassionate with yourself when planning your next meals. In a culture where it is so easy to be wrapped up in the next fad diet and the pressure to eat as fresh/organic possible, we also have to consider shelf-life and who we are providing for. Sometimes I had to buy flash-frozen fruits and vegetables because I overbought fresh produce previously. When I got too ambitious about my nourishment, my eyes would get too big at the grocery store. This unfortunately led to wasted benefits, a smelly fridge, extra money spent on meals outside, and a hungry belly. Do some research online on ‘minimal waste’ recipes and see how you can optimize your meals and time while still getting your daily nutrients. I use a lot of my leftover vegetables to make broth or sometimes freeze fruits and vegetables to make smoothies for breakfast the next morning.

4. Don’t overcomplicate when and where you buy your groceries.

Simple is better. When I first moved to Alhambra it took a couple weeks of driving around to find out which stores were around me, their opening and closing times, and when the less busy hours were to go. As much as I wanted to go to Whole Foods with my roommates I also had to keep in mind I had very limited funds in my account and I could not afford the freshly pressed juice and pre-made sushi 24/7. That being said, I did enjoy seeking advice from members of my family of their practices they utilized when they immigrated to the U.S. There can be affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables at your local 99 Cents Store, Food For Less, and 99 Ranch. It’s also helpful to look for catalogs featuring special coupons and deals in the grocery stores, consider the seasonal fruits and vegetables (they will be most likely cheaper), and dedicate time each week to make future meals for yourself. Your wellness is worth it.

5. Do take time to understand the expiration and application dates your card has.

You will get letters in the mail regarding the status of your benefits and when to reapply. Be very punctual as they need to update documentation every 6 months. So after about 5 months you will get instructions on how to do so, as well as the dates your benefits will cancel if you do not yield to their procedures. Luckily they do have the number of your social worker and they list all the documents you need to submit. If you have smartphone, consider downloading a free scanning app to ease your submission process. I would take pictures of the documents they needed (i.e. monthly rent amounts, income documents, utility bills etc.). And if you are confused just give them a call to confirm the status or check online every couple days. Do not wait last minute!

6. Don’t assume that your food stamps refill on the first of every month.

I spent my monthly amount prematurely and waltzed into a local Ralphs the first of the month. I slid my EBT card and found out that there was no balance. I was so embarrassed at the checkout and took out my debit card to pay for my groceries. After doing more research I found out that the last number of my card was the date in which they stamps refilled. For example, if the last number on your card says 6 then you will get your monthly benefit amount on the 6th of that month.

Closing thoughts…

I am sure there are many other things I learned during my year on food stamps, but if I were going to leave you with anything…. It is to not compare your food journey with anyone else’s! We all need assistance from time to time and having CalFresh can be used as an opportunity to learn proper budgeting, nourishing, and timing for your specific lifestyle. You are allowed to love yourself through feeding your body with the nutrients it needs. Listen to how your body responds to certain foods and be mindful that we all come from different cultures, backgrounds, stages of life and body types so of course your meals will look a little different.

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My APIFM internship experience – Jingtian Wu

During my internship, my favorite activity was APIFM’s produce stand at Little Tokyo. It provides fresh produce to local residences, and it educates local businesses about the fact that a lot of people are receiving government benefits. It unites the community together. By tracking how many people are on governmental benefits, such as medical and EBT card, we are trying to convince local businesses to accept EBT cards. Other interns from UCLA and I went to every single store in Little Tokyo talking about our produce stand and posting flyers on their window. I feel that it is such an excellent chance for us as interns to know the local communities by visiting all the stores. I am a pro in Little Tokyo now! : )

Youth Nutrition Workshop in Koreatown

I did nutrition education with other interns at Koreatown Youth and Community Center. We led the elementary students and preschoolers to do physical activity. Also, we educated them about seeds and gardening. I feel that it is so hard to teach them about nutrition because they do not understand and a lot of them are picky eaters. Reflecting on what I read in the book Fearless Feeding, I realize the best way to educate them about foods is to expose them to a variety of flavors and encourage them to try new things. Even though they are picky eaters and sometimes they will try something and spit them out, they are still open to trying new flavors especially when it is a group activity. There was a girl who refused most of the items we gave her, but she decided to try when she saw her friends all tried. They held the foods counting down from three and ate together. Even though they ended up running to the trash and spitting out all the foods, it was still nice to see that they were willing to try. I feel this kind of group activity of trying new things is also a form of family table. When kids look at their friends and family are having something they haven’t have before, they will be more willing to try. It proves that the family table is a great way to raise a non-picky eater.

Chinatown Residents Fundraising

In November 2018, I supported APIFM’s outreach tabling in Chinese American neighborhoods as well as nutriton workshops at Chinatown Service Center. Gladly, I met so many friendly first-generation Chinese immigrants. They came to our workshops for free cooking and Tai Chi classes. We did fundraising on the afternoon of Nov 10th to get money for the stretch band to help elders who come to our class exercise. People are very supportive. We collected enough money to purchase 30 stretch band in one day.

It is good to know that we have an organization that serves Asians and Pacific Islanders specifically. A lot of the things that they are doing benefit the entire community. It makes me want to contribute more to my community. As someone who holds a degree in nutrition, I can do something to promote the wellness and health of the community holistically.

Jingtian Wu interned with APIFM in Fall 2018 as part of a community rotation for her dietetic program at Pepperdine University.

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Farm to Chopsticks Awardee: Ken Lee

By Kyle Tsukahira

We are so excited to honor local farmer Ken Lee this year at Farm to Chopsticks. We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Ken for the past 2 years to source organic citrus and stone fruit from his family farm located in Reedly, CA called Top Notch Produce. We love working with Ken because of his passion for the food that he grows and his commitment to providing the highest quality produce to the community. Your support helps us continue to work with farmers like Ken to get fresh, sustainably grown, and culturally relevant produce to the communities and families we serve. For more info please visit: www.apifm/ftc

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Farm to Chopsticks Awardee: Lisa Thong

By Scott Chan

If you don’t know Lisa Thong, you really should. Smart, passionate, strong-willed…these are just a few words that capture the dedication Lisa has had to community advocacy and social justice. Oh and one more word: humble.

I say humble because Lisa has done so much for APIFM, without ever asking for nor accepting credit. She just genuinely cares about the work we do around API health and food access, and has been a silent partner over the past 6 years. Whether it was helping us explore new funding and networking opportunities for our work with farmers, or presenting us with alternative forms of social enterprise for Food Roots, Lisa has always been in our corner, pushing us to take our work to the next level.

Come hear more about Lisa and why we’re giving her a well-deserved award at Farm to Chopsticks this year. More info here. 

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Farm to Chopsticks Awardee: Jessie Sanchez

Written by Diyana of APIFM staff

It’s hard to remember where I first met Jessie Sanchez (whom our whole team fondly refers to as Miss Jessie) because she showed up to our Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) workshops in almost every neighborhood in the beginning! Whether it was our Tuesday sessions at LA State Historic Park, Wednesday mornings at Chinatown Service Center, or Friday nights at Pilipino Workers Center, Miss Jessie would be there, ready to soak up all she could. She took public transportation all the way from Eagle Rock, rain or shine. Miss Jessie told us she first found out about our HEAL classes from a flyer, and had been intently looking for ways to improve her eating habits after being diagnosed with diabetes and other diet-related conditions that are unfortunately so common now in API communities. Her determination to get better is impressive on its own, but we also deeply admire her equal commitment to helping others in her neighborhood and cultural community to access healthier options. She always took home as many of our HEAL class cookbooks as she could, so she could pass them out to neighbors, church friends, and even mail them to family in the Philippines. Miss Jessie also likes to share with others how she takes advantage of Market Match as part of her CalFresh benefits to afford more produce at farmers markets. All of her hard work has paid off in a big way, but I hate spoilers, so you’ll have to come to Farm to Chopsticks to hear the rest of the story from Miss Jessie, herself!

You can find out more and purchase your ticket by clicking here.

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Meet the “Master Griller” Chef Pablo Kim!

Join us this August 23, 2018 for API Forward Movement’s annual fundraiser, Farm to Chopsticks! We’re also thrilled to bring you a demo and tasting from Korean-Argentinian “master griller” CHEF PABLO KIM, founder of Pablo Kim’s Chimichurri and one of the top 11 finalists of Masterchef Latino 2017.

Buy your ticket here

Pablo Kim was born in Argentina. The son of Korean immigrants, he was raised in a mix of European, Latino, and Asian culture. In Argentina there are two major passions: fútbol and asado. Pablo was a fan of fútbol but he was fascinated with Argentinian barbecue since childhood. Starting as a teenager, Pablo made asado at the beach, on the street, and in the backyard for friends and family, incorporating Korean flavors with traditional Argentinian cooking.

Buy your ticket here

Immigrating to the United States in high school, Pablo graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2007. Although initially working in finance, Pablo never forgot his passion for asado. In 2016, after observing that there was no widely-available brand of chimichurri in the American market, he decided to create his own brand: Pablo Kim’s Chimichurri. In 2017, Pablo was part of Masterchef Latino, making it into the top 11 finalists. After this experience, Pablo decided to start his catering service, with the intention to share the Argentinian Asado that he grew up with.

All proceeds from Farm to Chopsticks will support Forward Movement’s grassroots education and organizing for food, health, and social justice in AANHPI communities of Los Angeles County.

 

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