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TEDxBoston 2012Follow Barbara Lynch on Twitter Become a fan of Barbara Lynch on Facebook Back to the Basics A chef shares how basic skills like cooking can educate and nourish children for a lifetime
Curator’s Pick: “Treat your stove like a piano. You need to tune it up. You need to know it. You need to take care of it. And you need to use it.”
Are we raising generations of Americans with no self-care skills? When did basic skills like cooking become phased out of everyday routines? How do we preserve and transfer these skills? Chef Barbara Lynch, raised in working class South Boston, discusses why we need to restore the honor in vocational careers like cooking and provide access to career development for these trades in public school systems, and why restoring integrity to these skills is central to individual’s, families’, and communities’ well-being. She will also explore the fascinating spectrum of skill that makes a task for one about survival, and for another about mastery.
Barbara Lynch, Founder & CEO, Barbara Lynch GruppoShow Biography
Award-winning Boston chef, restauranteur, and CEO, Barbara Lynch oversees the operations of eight culinary concepts including No.9 Park, Stir, Drink, and Menton, Boston’s only AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five-Star, and Relais & Châteaux property in Boston, and employs over 225 people. In addition to running her company, each year she dedicates time and resources to several neighborhood organizations around Boston as well as a number of local and national philanthropic missions. In 2011 she and the Gruppo team launched an initiative dedicated to cultivating healthy, sustainable eating habits through hands-on learning in gardens and classrooms at Boston’s at-risk schools and in 2012 she established the Barbara Lynch Foundation whose mission is to connect like-minded community partners to create real and positive change in our neighborhoods, city, and beyond.
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