Midland Daily News 11/14/2016

Midland Daily News 11/14/2016

Local organization prepares gourmet meal for Open Door residents

Bella Lindauer, For the Daily News

Updated 3:00 pm, Monday, November 14, 2016

Photo: Photo Provided

Chef Jim Welch prepares a meal.

Philanthropy takes on a new meaning when it comes to a new Midland Organization, Giving Gourmet.

Earlier this year, when Chef Jim Welch and his wife, Ashley, explored ways to give back to the community, they decided that using his cooking talents would be most beneficial. Together, they created an organization called Giving Gourmet, with a mission to give everyone the opportunity to experience great food regardless of their circumstances.

Having a passion for cooking from a young age, Welch has been a chef at the restaurant Whine on Wackerly Road for the past five years. Last Monday, he spent several hours at Midland’s Open Door preparing a top-of-the-line gourmet meal for the men’s crisis shelter guests.