HIP welcomes Shaili Parekh as the new Senior Meals Coordinator for HIP. Shaili brings a wealth of food experience to the position. She was a line cook at Tilth, a farm-to-table fine dining restaurant. In addition, Shaili served with AmeriCorps and FoodCorps in Oregon, doing nutrition education, cooking classes and farm-to-school work. She is a recent graduate of Seattle Culinary Academy. Shaili also has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, with minors in nutrition and communications.
Shaili loves the creative side of cooking and menu planning. Recently she graced Lake City Seniors with some scrumptious meals, including slow cooked pork, green goddess quesadillas and quinoa feta salad. Future culinary delights in August include sesame shrimp noodles, grilled eggplant salami sandwiches, and Indian style cauliflower and potatoes.
In her spare time, Shaili loves foraging, hiking, camping, and taking in as much sunshine as she can in this rainy city. Please give Shaili a warm HIP welcome if you can.