Project was founded and why

Austin Harris and Marcus Stubbs founded Cultured Mornings on May 28, 2020, with a shared goal to meet the needs of youth in underserved communities. Our goal is to empower youth to reach their full potential and prevent food-insecurity with a focus on kitchen-skill, kitchen-safety-skill, nutrition-skill, and interpersonal development. Austin Harris, the co-owner of Super Chefs and the Dripping Crab restaurants, has 26 years of culinary and hospitality experience. Austin’s culinary career is inspired by his experience with food insecurity and nutrition gaps especially as he lived on his own and entered adulthood. Austin began to fill the knowledge gaps at the Sullivan University Culinary Program. Marcus Stubbs, a survivor of homelessness, along with his immediate family, at 17 and 18-years-old experienced several resource insecurities, including food and nutrition. Like Austin, Marcus faced a skill-gap when he attended Western Kentucky University for both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Austin and Marcus are inspired to work with youth of color, communities that are in food desserts, and other communities to know and feel their sense of self-worth and to equip them with the skills they need to avoid food insecurity throughout their youth and into adulthood.

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Small Portions, Big Impact

Small Portions, Big Impact gives character to who we are as an organization. Cultured Mornings has an understanding that we have to take life one bite at a time. The process of chewing and understanding what the world means to us and digesting what truly allows us to progress together and make a big impact as one.