Office of Children and Family Services

 

NEWS
For Immediate Release: 6/5/2013

Contact: Jennifer Givner

Email: Jennifer.Givner@ocfs.ny.gov

Phone: 518-402-3130

CAPITAL REGION AWARD-WINNING CHEF SPICES UP LUNCH AT JUVENILE JUSTICE FACILITY

CAPITAL REGION AWARD-WINNING CHEF SPICES UP LUNCH AT
JUVENILE JUSTICE FACILITY

Co-owner and head chef at Yono’s Restaurant in Albany teaches teens how to prepare healthy meal

Chef Yono Purnomo participates in First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to make school meals
nutritious, fun

CLAVERACK, NY, June 21, 2013 – Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrión today announced Chef Yono Purnomo, a Capital Region-based chef recognized as often for his charitable work as his skills in the kitchen, paid a special visit to the Columbia Girls Secure Center, showing the girls how to prepare an Indonesian meal and sharing his culture with them. Chef Yono, best known as the mastermind behind Yono’s Restaurant in Albany, visited Columbia Secure as part of his participation in First