In Chef's Hands is an organization with a lot of heart and soul food. We pair chefs with food enthusiasts—people with special needs, illness, physical limitations, or disabilities—to go on a culinary adventure. Chefs and participants get to cook together, learn together and share a great meal. It’s food therapy for the soul.
It all started as a simple idea.
Scott Crane was a foodie. He lived with a rare form of muscular dystrophy that limited what he could do with food, like cooking, accessing certain restaurants, not always being able to eat out due to deteriorating strength. While in hospice in late 2010, he decided to take up food therapy at his house with Chef Eileen Constantine Boggins, an employee of Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.
Through family friend Jeremy Dubin, Scott was introduced to Chef Rodelio Aglibot (“The Food Buddha”) for a behind-the-scenes look at making sushi, Asian cooking and preparing dinner for his family. He forgot all about his troubles, his illness, his limitations. Rodelio, Jeremy and Scott knew they discovered something special. They brought on Chef Todd Stein and that January, In Chef's Hands - Food Therapy for the Soul was born.
Since then, In Chef's Hands has gathered a team of culinary forces to volunteer their time and expertise and spend time with truly deserving food connoisseurs. We design each experience around participants’ personal interests and needs so everyone gets an exciting culinary experience that’s unique, educational and healing.
These unforgettable epicurean adventures help individuals and their families find a positive outlet to channel their passions and emotions, connect with chefs who share their passion and enjoy food that heals the soul.