Chef Kenneth Acosta serves grilled fruits and vegetables for Eli Alpizar and Francheska McMichael during the Discovery Kitchen event Friday at the Charles Black Community Center in South Bend.

Chef Kenneth Acosta serves grilled fruits and vegetables for Eli Alpizar and Francheska McMichael during the Discovery Kitchen event Friday at the Charles Black Community Center in South Bend.

Eli Alpizar attended the chef cooking roasted fruits and vegetables under the pavilion Friday at the Charles Black Community Center. He then filled his bag with lunch necessities, including animal crackers and cheese sticks, before taking part in a nearby fishing game with school-age children of the other area.

When asked what his favorite food is, Eli smiled and said “Burgers!”

The event, Discovery Kitchen Live, shows cooking demonstrations on Friday this summer and aims to distribute meals to local children and provide educational opportunities about nutrition and cooking.

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Sponsored by South Bend Community School Corporation and Chartwells Schools Dining Service, Discovery Kitchen Live began as a periodically organized event throughout the school year. Chefs demonstrate how to make a meal for kids, who can enjoy the food afterwards.