“Transformation: On The Margins”
Roy explores the power of cooking to rehabilitate those on the margins of society and the organizations taking a chance on those who need it most. Roy spends time with Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries, the pioneer of socially minded food enterprises focused on transitioning former gang members from lives on the street to lives in kitchens. Roy also visits Mar Diego, a former drug dealer-turned-food entrepreneur who has opened Dough Girl, a pizza shop in the San Fernando Valley, employing local kids struggling with drug use and homelessness. The episode also features L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti shedding light into workforce models with a purpose.
Roy Choi @RidingShotgunLA
Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries @HomeboyIndustries
Mar Diego of Dough Girl @doughgirl818
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti @MayorOfLA