COVID gave us lemons.
lemon meringue pie.”
Support local restaurants and an award-winning nonprofit organization that helps kids who’ve experienced foster care.
Stir Up Some Love.
We’re thinking, “Mmmmm...
With your donation, everyone gets a slice.
“To those in the service industry right now, I say, ‘Keep up the good fight.’ It’s an honor to work with an incredible organization like Treehouse to give back to the local culinary community and also support this excellent nonprofit organization.”
— Michaelangelo Wescott,
Gypsy Apple Bistro
“Cooking is about love everyday, but when we can come together to cook for those who need us the most, it makes every bite more delicious.”
— Chef Unmi Abkin,
James Beard nominee
Welcome to Stir Up Some Love
We’ve curated a smorgasbord of chefs and their fantastic recipes. They’ve invited us into their homes and restaurants, and flung open their pantries. The result: 15 tantalizing dishes ranging from uptown to down home. Learn from some of the best regional chefs in these easy to follow demonstrations using everyday ingredients.
Your donation for each episode — or the full season — will be split 50/50 between the restaurants and the nationally-recognized Treehouse Foundation where kids who have experienced foster care, their forever families, and seniors all thrive by investing daily in each other’s lives and well-being. Please, join us and Stir Up Some Love.
Chefs Unmi Abkin & Roger Taylor
Coco & the Cellar Bar
Honey Miso Noodle Salad (V option)
James Beard nominee Chef Unmi Abkin teams up with co-owner Chef Roger Taylor to sharpen your knife skills and plating panache from one of the restaurants most beloved recipes. This Asian-inspired dish is beautiful and delicious, and will have you and your guests asking for seconds.
Chef Kevin Sahagian
Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack
Cod Cakes with Remoulade (V option)
This ain’t your grandma’s tartar sauce… but it is Kevin’s Nana’s and she taught him some of the best secrets this side of the harbor before he spent a decade cooking for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Parent in the Treehouse Community and Member of Treehouse Foundation Board of Directors
I can’t wait to buy a series and learn how to cook from the best chefs around! My kids and I are going to be cooking some delicious food together while we lift up three generations of Treehouse neighbors.
Dr. Estevan Garcia
Chief Medical Officer, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Treehouse Foundation Board President
Stir Up Some Love is such a great concept! Pure Treehouse. Shining a light on our region’s outstanding chefs, teaching us all how to cook and tapping into the generosity of folks who want to support their neighbors.
WRSI / The River
What better way to learn to cook than from these chefs in our community? Support them and the innovative work that the Treehouse Foundation does for foster kids at the same time! I’m glad I get to sample these fantastic dishes from the chefs. I’ll let you know how good they are!
Chef Amy McMahan
Food is community. I love that Treehouse uses the power of community to nurture kids and connect them with elders. My hope is to contribute food--a daily bread--to make and to share.
Chef Sanford D’Amato
Good Stock Farm
Family is strong, community plus family is stronger. If I can help the Treehouse children, community and mission by using my cooking skills, that for me is a gift.
Founder and Executive Director of Treehouse Foundation
I love the good energy that Stir Up Some Love brings to the Valley! It’s a win-win-win. Great for the restaurants, excellent for viewers and wonderful for Treehouse.
To me food is the ultimate human connection because everyone needs it. Being able to share my recipes and cooking style with people is the best way I can feel connected, and give back to my community.
Chef Neftalí Duran
Internationally known Indigenous food and cooking expert
I learned about Treehouse when they started the community in Easthampton in 2006, and today I’m glad to be supporting it. Supporting the generations that came before us is essential. People living in a community families and kids, all supporting each other, is a precious thing.
Chef Nicole Ortiz
Crave Food Truck
Treehouse is important to me because I have several family members that went through the foster care system. I’m glad to raise awareness and spark change locally that helps change the system.
US Congressman, Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district
Food brings us together. It makes us human, nourishes us and lifts our spirit. Treehouse is brilliantly harnessing the power of food to help children in foster care, and local restaurants. Stir Up Some Love is a gift to our community. Let’s get cooking!
We give thanks
Like all nonprofit organizations, the Treehouse Foundation needed to change course this year.
While we can’t host in-person fundraisers with food right now, we believe that it’s vital for the community to stay connected to local our restaurants. We have a long history partnering with restaurants – chefs, workers, and growers. Our goal is simple: support local restaurants while raising funds for Treehouse to support kids, families and elders.
We could never have pulled together Stir Up Some Love, partnering with dozens of inspiring chefs and their tireless staff, without the outpouring of generosity from our underwriters. To these fabulous and generous partners – we raise our glass to you.
Gracias. Merci. Shukraan. Thank you!
Andrea & Bob Bacon
Chia Collins & Michael Cohen
Estevan Garcia & William Sherr
Kate Kane & Craig Knowlton
Sarah Creighton & Phil Lawrence
Marina & Josh Goldman
Bill & Jane McGinnis
The Honorable Ellen Story
Marisa Labozzetta and Martin Wohl
Diane Loesch & Peter Jones
Sarah & Mark Mckusick
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