SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— It used to be you couldn’t get Grandma Banata’s peanut butter stew anywhere outside her kitchen. Well, things have changed.
“It’s peanut butter, coconut milk [and] chicken breast.” Chef Kevin Tucker tweaked the recipe, brought to him by Abu Banata, one of the young people who was working with him. Now it’s on the menu at the Old Skool Café, a youth-run supper club in San Francisco’s Bayview District.
The restaurant is serving up opportunity to young people that are hungry for a better life. Mike Sugerman checked out the eatery and project and he says the food’s pretty good.
Teresa Goines, a former correctional officer who runs the supper club, acknowledges the people who work here have had other careers before.
“Usually drug dealing or robbing people,” said Goines.
Including young people like Deseree Maldinado.