Chef Hugh Acheson, a Food Network cooking competition judge, author of four cookbooks and owner/operator of a handful of restaurants in Athens and Atlanta, visited the Rotary Club of Athens recently.
He spoke to the members about the nonprofit agency Seed Life Skills, which has a mission to empower “students to become self-sufficient, resilient and innovative stewards of local and global resources.”
After Acheson’s presentation, Athens Rotarian Randy Bradum announced the proceeds from the Rotary Club’s annual Polar Plunge in the winter would benefit Seed Like Skills.
Acheson said he tends to immerse himself in whatever community he is in, and Athens is no exception.
He was motivated by his own daughter’s comments about the curriculum in the public schools. After a conversation with then Clarke County schools superintendent Phil Lanoue, Acheson developed the curriculum at the root of Seed Life Skills.
“I want students to be able to utter three words: ‘I got this,’” Acheson said.