The Assignment

We paired young people with four amazing LGBTQ+ pros in the culinary industry and gave them an assignment. From cooking and creating, to running a juice bar, to designing interiors and accessories, see how each pairing performs!

Produced in partnership with the Taco Bell Foundation.


The Assignment

Take a first look at our youth mentees and the culinary professionals we paired them with in a trailer for “The Assignment.”


Almond Milk From Scratch

Time for a visit to Super Juiced, the queer, Black, and Brown-owned organic juice bar in Oakland, CA! We paired interns Angelica and Kaylena with co-owner Rana Halpern and gave them an assignment: teach us how to make almond milk from scratch!


Cook From the Soul

We paired Marquice with pro chef Lazarus Lynch – Chopped champ, author of “Son of a Southern Chef,” and the first queer Black Met Gala chef – and gave them an assignment: cook from the spirit, no recipe allowed!


Liven up the Kitchen

There’s a lot more to the food scene than food – so we paired Joy with interior designer Sophie Collé and gave them an assignment: liven up the kitchen with some adorable DIY drink coasters (and use some power tools in the process)!


Celebrate Your Culture Through Food

We paired Phoenix with pro chef and “Top Chef: All Stars” winner Melissa King, and gave them an assignment: celebrate your culture through food (while discussing how they each found their queer community)!