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Fall Appeal 2012: Jim's Kitchen Project
Ancient Food-Preparation Artifacts Discovered in Kitchen
Chef Jim Martin is a legendary fixture at Crow Canyon—the man who has cooked and served over one million meals, enjoyed by schoolchildren and adults alike. While Jim’s young at heart, his kitchen is definitely over-the-hill!
Those million+ meals have put a lot of mileage on the kitchen equipment. "It's getting a little long in the tooth," Jim lamented, recalling a vexing day this summer when his stove stopped working in the midst of preparing lunch for a crowd of Crow Canyon visitors.
Jim has a point. The kitchen equipment is worn out, practically obsolete in terms of getting parts, and on its last legs (unlike Jim who keeps his legs in great shape by biking). The delicious meals that Jim and his staff prepare are one of the essential ingredients of fond Crow Canyon memories. "Our food is a point of pride that amazes and impresses all ages and appetites, and even brings people back for more (programs, that is!)," raved Deborah Gangloff, President and CEO.
So we are going to replace the kitchen equipment according to the specifications that Jim has requested—and we need your help! Your contribution will be an investment in maintaining the outstanding quality of our meals, which serve as a complement to the archaeological experience of our participants.
Chef Jim Martin came to Crow Canyon in 1986, after working nine years as a chef at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado. Jim holds a B.S. degree in anthropology from Northern Arizona University. He became interested in cooking while working his way through school and decided to pursue his culinary interests after graduation.
"Jim’s Kitchen Project" Estimated Budget
Kitchen and Storage
Total Cost of Project $78,500