Teens cook up ideas for the future at Yellow Fever restaurant

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January 26, 2017

Teens cook up ideas for the future at Yellow Fever restaurant
Asian fusion restaurant heats up their kitchen to share life lessons and warmth during winter 


Venice, CA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice (BGCV) has partnered with Yellow Fever, a popular Asian, fast casual restaurant with locations in Venice and Torrance, CA to conduct a series of cooking classes aimed at middle school students.

“We are thrilled to be working with Chef Kelly Kim, one of the founders of Yellow Fever, in providing hands-on learning opportunities for our middle school Club members. Our kids love making things and enjoy activities that engage all of their senses,” said Karen Papazian, Executive Director of the BGCV.

Wanting to make a difference in the lives of area youth, Chef Kelly reached out to BGCV last summer to see how Yellow Fever could help.  “As a Venice business, our philanthropic focus is on building community, especially with young people.  We are excited to be working with BGCV, and introducing food preparation techniques and healthy eating to the kids,” said Chef Kelly.

Cooking classes are aimed at Club members ages 11-13.  Participants receive hands-on instruction in food preparation, food safety and life skills, with the goal of cultivating an awareness of healthy eating, as well as inspiring career pathways in the culinary, restaurant and hospitality fields.  Each class starts with a demonstration by Chef Kelly, followed by hands-on exercises, and culminates with each child making their own dish.  The kids eat what they create and a group discussion rounds out the activity.

Yellow Fever has further committed to “pay it forward” by promoting its Random Acts of Yellow - or RAY - campaign. From January through March 2017 Yellow Fever is featuring the “PB&K” bowl, a hot and spicy Korean rice noodle soup made with pork belly, kimchi, green onions, ginger, and fried garlic. For each PB&K bowl sold, Yellow Fever will donate one dollar to BGCV.  Event is promoted at both Venice and Torrance restaurants and via Yellow Fever’s Instagram account (@yellowfevereats) hashtag #ray4boysngirls



About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice (BGCV):

The mission of BGCV is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; and life-enhancing programs and unique, hands-on experiences that develop character and leadership. Great futures start at the Club. Learn more at http://www.bgcv.org/ and follow us on Twitter @BGCVenice.

About Yellow Fever:

Yellow Fever is an Asian, fast casual restaurant with locations in Torrance and Venice, California. The menu features a variety of popular Asian flavors based on traditional dishes, but brought up to date through the use of healthy, high-quality ingredients. Yellow Fever believes that every business is local and has an implicit responsibility to engage with its community. The restaurant promotes healthy eating and fitness through various events at each location. Yellow Fever is also proud of its cultural commitment to customer service and believes that customers shouldn’t have to pay extra for good service—all Yellow Fever restaurants do not accept tips.  With locations in Torrance and Venice, Yellow Fever continues to move forward with its Southern California expansion plans. The company currently employs 40 staff members. Learn more at www.yellowfevereats.com. Follow us on Instagram: @yellowfevereats, Facebook: @yellowfevereats, Twitter: @yellowfevereats.venice.

Media Inquiries should be submitted to Michael Kim at mike@yellowfevereats.com or (310) 600-0682. 



Olivia Mariapen