Cooking for a Cause

INSALATA’S AND MARINITAS chef Heidi Krahling is the featured talent for the Fresh Starts Chef Event at the Key Room in Novato on February 1. While guests watch the chef demo each course, a culinary crew prepares the recipe so each course is served directly afterward. A $60 ticket covers the demo and dinner, slated to include Marinitas’ salad with citrus and pumpkin seeds and Insalata’s chicken tagine with olives and cilantro, among other dishes. Krahling is also autographing copies of her book, available for purchase at the event. The Fresh Starts Chef Events feature a changing roster of celebrity chefs, culinary workshops, tastings and classes. All proceeds from The Key Room activities support Homeward Bound of Marin, the county’s largest provider of shelter and training services for homeless adults and families.