I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating that the Cleveland culinary community is incredibly generous with their time and talents! One amazing example of this generosity is the Rise and Dine program at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.
Rise and Dine allows volunteer groups to pair up with Cleveland chefs to prepare a meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. On Tuesday, a group of Cleveland food bloggers paired up with the crew from Melt Bar and Grilled.
The ingredients and recipes (and guidance) were provided by Melt, but the work was done by our group. We made potato salad, watermelon salad, and all the components of Melt’s Backyard BBQ sandwich, from the BBQ sauce to the coleslaw.
True to Melt’s philosophy, everything was made from scratch with high-quality ingredients so that it tasted supremely delicious. We accommodated the vegan and gluten-free families at the Ronald McDonald House, too.
We made a ton of food and had a great time doing it! I won’t share the secrets of Melt’s BBQ sauce, but the chance to cook with professional chefs while doing good for others is an amazing experience!
The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland provides a home-like atmosphere and essential services for families with children receiving care at area medical facilities.
You can help out by volunteering to cook a meal, work in the garden or at the front desk, or do activities with the residents. Or bring your group and pair up with the Rise and Dine program just like we did! I had a great time giving back with my fellow foodies!