My City Kitchen
Enotre is very proud to collaborate with My City Kitchen (MCK), a non-profit organization based in Meriden, Connectictut, USA. MCK was founded by chef Kashia Diaz in 2009 and has become a reference point in the Meriden community.
The aim of our partnership is to extend the knowledge about healthy food, which is essentially based on the knowledge of food’s provenience. Here at Enotre we can make sure that the customer is given one of the best product in the market – and we are working to make our Extra Virgin Olive Oil readily available in the american market.
Kashia is a native of the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago, the Founder of My City Kitchen; a Public Charity Organization established in 2009. MCK mission is focused on instilling healthy eating habits, building self-esteem, fostering a sense of belonging, and establishing basic life skills in our children. I encourage them to take a keen interest in what they eat, where the food comes from, and how to prepare it independently. Through education and health awareness we seek to pave the way for youth to become responsible and healthy adults, showing them a bigger and brighter future through cooking.
She is a Graduate of Lincoln Culinary Institute and Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Asti, Italy. Her stay in Italy helped her to forge meaningful partnerships with the Pollizzi Family, owners of Enotre Extra Virgin Olive Oil Company in Calabria and Italian Food Style Education (IFSE) in Turin, she was instrumental in building a 3 years culinary study abroad Italian program in partnership with Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality Tourism Institute (TTHTI) for students in the Caribbean seeking to expand their skills on an international level.
Kashia has been the recipient of numerous awards including; Meriden Children First Champion 2010, Recognized by NASDAQ for serving New York City Veterans in 2012, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Community Service 2015, City of Meriden Public School Community Support Leader Award 2013, Aetna African American History Leader Award 2016, Trinbago American Association of Southern Connecticut – Excellence in Cultural Exchange Award Recipient 2016, and Lion’s International Citizen of the Year 2017.
Her work is recognized on a national and international level. She has been featured in Olive Oil Time – New York and Rome, Italy, Edible Nutmeg Magazine, MACO Caribbean Living Magazine – Barbados, Newsday and Guardian Newspapers, Forward Forty Lifestyle Magazine – Trinidad and Tobago, Hartford Courant, Natural Awakenings Health Magazine, NASDAQ Market Site – New York, the New Haven Advocate, and Jay Blessed Media – New York, She was named 40 Under 40 by Connecticut Magazine and has been featured on numerous television shows – Connecticut News12, WFSB News, CBS News, NBC30 News, Fox61 News, WTHN News Ch 8, Connecticut Style CT, Better CT lifestyle and is a guest chef for CBS Connecticut – Ask an Expert, CNC3 TV News and TV6 News Trinidad and Tobago.