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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Holds Etiquette Event at Ristorante La Grotta

June 11, 2017 by  
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The Concerned Black Men of Richmond had our Etiquette Pt2 event at Ristorante La Grotta on May 20th.  There were five mentors and twelve mentees in attendance.  This has been noted as our signature event by some of our members.  We always look forward to this outing.

The owners of La Grotta have opened their world class establishment for this occasion at no charge since 2010.  Andrea and Antonio Capece see the importance of instilling proper fine dining etiquette in young people.  They have witness the lack of dining protocol especially during prom season.

This year Andrea provided handouts displaying  the appropriate way to use and place utensils during a meal.  We were then served an exquisite five course meal starting with Bruschetta.  Then there was a cold thinly sliced veal appetizer with aged cheese and melon followed by  pasta with fettuccine and ravioli.  For the main course,  there was a choice of fish, veal, or chicken.  All were presented with the precision and artistry that Tony is famous for.  The dining experience would not have been completed without the Italian classic desert Tiramisu.  This was truly a meal fit for royalty!

La Grotta 2017

La Grotta 2017

La Grotta 2017

La Grotta 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our waitress commented that she had never been told “thank you” so many times by patrons in her experiences serving  there!  It really made our hearts glad to hear that!

La Grotta 2017

Forgive me for digging in before taking the photo.

La Grotta 2017

Veal Scalopini!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the food taste as good as it looks!

La Grotta 2017

Filet of Sole!

La Grotta 2017

Tiramisu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the meal was completed,  we were given a tour of the kitchen.  One of our mentees, Malik Mayo is an aspiring sous chef. He was taken behind the line by Chef Tony to show him where he performs his magic.

La Grotta 2017

La Grotta 2017

This was truly an awesome experience for our mentees.  Special thanks goes out to Andrea & Tony Capece and the staff of Ristorante La Grotta for going the extra mile in making this event a success.

Thanks to each of you, our donors, for assisting the Concerned Black Men of Richmond in putting an esteem building program such as this together.  Words cannot express our gratitude!

God bless each of you, and we hope that you consider us for contributions in the future.

Timothy O. Mallory
President, CBM RVA

 

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Holds Etiquette Class with Youth

May 1, 2017 by  
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Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

On April 8th the Concerned Black Men of Richmond held our Etiquette Pt 1 event.  This event serves as a prerequisite to attending the lunch that is provided by Ristorante La Grotta in May. Since 1994, Chef-Owner Antonio Capece has been captivating guest with his artistic and gifted presentations of Northern Italian cuisine.  He and his wife Andrea have opened their restaurant to our organization since 2010 and have provided a priceless experience for our youth.

 

There were 13 youth corps members and 5 mentors in attendance.  It was held at the 2nd Police Precinct on Belt Boulevard and led by William Friday.  We discussed proper behavior in a fine dining establishment, dress code expectations, table settings and the types of food that may be presented.    Several of the youth shared their past visits to La Grotta and we also demonstrated the proper way to tie a neck tie.

 

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you all for your contributions to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond.

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Holds Outing with Youth at Maymont Park

April 9, 2017 by  
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Maymont 2017

Maymont 2017

On Saturday, March 25th,  the Concerned Black Men of Richmond had an outing. We focused on problem solving, code of conduct and visited the Maymont Park Nature Center in Richmond. Due to an unforeseen problem, we had to change our event from taking a behind the scenes look at the music recording business.

There were 13 youth corps participants and 3 mentors attending. We spent an hour at Linwood Holton Elementary going over the CBM Code of Conduct and had a discussion on problem solving. The youth were presented with several situations and discussed several ways to solving the problem.

We left the school and visited the Maymont Nature Center. It was good to get them outside and discussing what they knew about the animals they encountered.

 

Maymont 2017

Maymont 2017

Maymont 2017

Maymont 2017

They really enjoyed being outside and seeing all the different types of animals up close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maymont 2017

Maymont 2017

Maymont 2017

Maymont 2017

Many had never seen these types of animals before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afterwards, we visited Pizza Hut. It turned out be a great outing!

 

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Sees Hidden Figures for Black History Month

March 31, 2017 by  
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"Hidden Figures" - Black History 2017

“Hidden Figures” – Black History 2017

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond celebrated Black History Month by attending the movie “Hidden Figures”. It was the incredible story of three brilliant African American women who worked as mathematicians for NASA during the 60’s who were instrumental in helping launch the 1 st American into orbit. There were 17 youth in attendance and we saw it at the Bowtie Cinema’s on the Boulevard. Sam Burleigh II attended (Bruce’s father) as an honorary mentor at the age of 93!

We followed up the movie with a visit to Pizza Hut.

"Hidden Figures" - Black History 2017

“Hidden Figures” – Black History 2017

"Hidden Figures" - Black History 2017

“Hidden Figures” – Black History 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caring for our youth!

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The Concerned Black Men Richmond Held Career Choices Event for Youth

February 12, 2017 by  
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Career Choices 2017

The Concerned Black Men –Richmond held their first activity of 2017 on January 14th at Linwood Holton Elementary school. Tim Mallory was the lead facilitator of the activity titled Career Choices.

This activity was designed to provide the mentees with an opportunity to interact with representatives from a variety of fields. There were speakers participants from several areas across the spectrum of career including the trades, public, private sectors, science and entertainment professions.

Six presenters addressed the youth corps.

Career Choices Speakers 2017

L-R Noland Burchette, Captain Travis Preau, Dr. Harold Jones III, Frank Johnson, Morris White Jr & Cornelius McLaughlin.

 

Speakers:
Travis Preau – RVA Fire Captain,
Morris White Jr. –Physicist, Altria
Cornelius McLaughlin – Electrician, Atlantic Contractors
Dr. Harold Jones, III – MD, Eastern State Hospital
Frank Johnson – RPS Educator
Noland Burchette – Former NFL Pro Athlete / played on the Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts

Each of the participants spoke about their individual backgrounds, and what factors and people that provided motivation and influenced them to choose the paths that they ultimately chose.  They also addressed some of the requirements that had to be met in order to enter the field and also some of the challenges and rewards that they encountered along the way to achieving their goals in their chosen fields.

Career Choices 2017

Career Choices 2017

Career Choices 2017

Career Choices 2017

Career Choices 2017

Career Choices 2017

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