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Tom Frainier, Semifreddi’s president, said sales were not the problem. The lease was coming up for renewal, rents were being raised and hourly wages are on the upswing.
The baking-based job-skills program is currently building out its new kitchen and classroom space on Berkeley’s University Avenue.
“We are the offensive linemen of the food world and not the celebrity chefs,” says Semifreddi’s co-founder as the East Bay bakery marks its 30th anniversary.
A host of top chefs, as well as Narsai David, helped raise a total of $225,000 for Meals on Wheels last week.
Andre Green, food services coordinator for Berkeley’s Food & Housing Project, talks about serving Thanksgiving to the homeless, cooking from the heart, and why he cares.