Carrie Shores has been the executive chef at Table 6 since 2013, and now she'd heading off for the next phase of her career. She'll be starting as the new chef-manager at Cafe Options, the downtown breakfast and lunch eatery operated by Work Options for Women (WOW) that trains impoverished women to build skills for long-term employment in the food-service industry. Shores will be starting at Cafe Options on November 10.
"We're so excited for her to join us for the creativity and expertise she brings," says Catherine Henry, executive director of WOW. "She's spent time as a volunteer and understands our mission and our students."
Shores began her career as a student at Le Cordon Bleu San Francisco before working in a number of Bay Area restaurants. She's been with Table 6 since 2006 and was promoted to sous chef in 2009 before moving up to executive chef when founding chef Scott Parker moved on. Her new move, she says, fulfills a longing to do something in a philanthropic field and to work with an organization that empowers women to find jobs in the culinary field.
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Cafe Options serves pastries, soups, salads, and sandwiches; almost everything on the menu is house-made, including roasted deli meats, fresh-baked pastries, pickled vegetables and mustard.