Throughout the year, Project MANA hosts and participates in a variety of events. Whether they are Truckee Thursdays, our Stella Foodie & Fundraiser Event, Mountain Kids Cook Off or more, there are exciting ways to get the word out about our food insecure neighbors and how we can all make a difference!
Pho for Project MANA - A Community Fundraiser Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Please join Project MANA for a unique community dining experience, presented by Kynbo.
Kynbo’s Cofounder, Thao Doan, begged her mom, Mai Doan (a Pho Master), to come out of retirement at 76 to teach five lucky local chefs how to make authentic Pho soup. Mai Doan was the head chef at one of the first Vietnamese restaurants in California in the late 70’s called Saigon Inn.
Pho is a complex and soul satisfying dish that is very difficult to master, and those who have mastered Pho’s preparation, including Mai, don’t usually share their hard earned knowledge. But for Project MANA, the chefs will be provided a rare opportunity to ask Mai about anything related to Vietnamese/ Asian cooking as Mai is willing to share her cooking secrets, even ones that have been in her family for generations!
Mai was reluctant about participating in the fundraiser until she learned how Project MANA, Tahoe/Truckee’s only local food pantry, helps hungry people in need through the distribution of food in our community, similar to the help her own family received when they emigrated from Vietnam in 1975. As Mai, her husband, and their seven children left everything behind to start a new life in America, Mai and Thao are grateful for the support of organizations such as Project MANA, and are excited for the opportunity to raise funds for Project MANA helping to keep Tahoe fed.