Chefs (left to right) Juvenal Molina, Sasha Kaplan, and Kashu Hamada prepared the food for the Clark Center Opening.
The Clark Center had its grand opening on Wednesday, January 26th with over 150 people in attendance.
The Loaves & Fishes concept is to have the central kitchen cook most of the meals and ship them out to all of their 32 locations in the greater metropolitan area.
The Clark Center’s goal is provide in-house Asian cooking using the freshest ingredients. To reach this goal a new chef was hired and her name is Sasha Kaplan. Sasha will cook Asian entrees on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning March 2, 2011.
At the age of eleven, Sasha made the family Thanksgiving dinner while her mother was in the hospital and she has been cooking ever since. She was educated in New Haven, Connecticut and moved to Portland in 1978 and started the Applehood and Motherpie, her first catering business.
Sasha’s claim to fame is while working at the Genoa Restaurant, she met Julia Child. Her “Ah ha!” moment came and she realized that children need to learn how to cook. Sasha has taught cooking classes to Girl Scouts just as she had learned in the early 1960’s. She cooks a variety of dishes from around the world so please stop by on Wednesdays and Thursdays to partake her Asian entrees.
2740 SE Powell Blvd., Portland OR
The Clark Center is open Monday through Friday for lunch.
All Clark Center Entrees are served with a Home-made ‘Soup of the Day
CHANGES AT THE CLARK CENTER:
On May 1, Clark Center Meals on Wheels People will undergo an exciting change when we partner with ‘Red Tomato Catering’, a new job training program sponsored by Catholic Charities of Portland. Entrée items will be prepared by the Red Tomato chef and his staff; seniors may enjoy special menu items prepared just for them.
Your meals will be served ‘restaurant style’ and cost of the lunch for 60+ seniors is still a $3.00 suggested donation. Come join us for this new dining experience in our same comfortable surroundings!
Swedish Meatballs or Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich
Roasted Parmesan Chicken Breast or Tortellini with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Pork Stroganoff or Battered Fish Sandwich
Chicken Italiano or Vegetarian Pizza
Baked Fish with Tartar Sauce or Vegetable Lasagna
Turkey Pot Pie or Chef Salad
Note: Meals are served "Restaurant-Style" and include Fresh Homemade Soups daily.
Roast Pork with Barbecue Sauce or Vegetable Pizza
Meat Lasagna or Veggie Burger
Dijon-Crusted Fish or Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Teriyaki Chicken Breast or Vegetable Lasagna
Beef & Macaroni Casserole or Chicken Smitane
Chicken Provence or Swiss Veggie Burger
Baked Steelhead Salmon or Roast Pork with Gravy
Chicken Tetrazinni or Broccoli-Tomato Quiche
Beef Burgundy or Chinese Chicken Salad
Sweet & Sour Chicken or Black Bean Nacho Pizza
Roast Turkey or Greek Salad
Chicken Stroganoff or Spinach Lasagna
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Grilled Veggie Sandwich
Battered Tilapia or Open Face Turkey Sandwich