social responsibility

Common Threads

By: Chef Michelle Bernstein

I fell in love with a foundation called Common Threads about 5 years ago.

IMUSA-12_12_13 38637There was an event I was invited to partake in by a well-known chef, Art Smith. I accepted to cook at the event because there were so many chefs I know and love and the event was in Chicago, my favorite food city.

Little did I know the event’s mission was to fund the aforementioned foundation. They showed a film during the event that displayed the foundations mission, to teach undeserved kids to cook, socialization skills and about nutrition; The kids that went through the classes were speaking about CT, talking about what they loved to cook during the program as well as how much they have learned and how they now love cooking at home with their families.

That’s when I decided we needed Common Threads in Miami, for our kids and our families; I wanted to bring it home. And so I began, dinner after brunch, meeting after phone call. Asking, informing, begging for cash to begin our program. A year later we started with one class and 14 students; 5 years later 40 some classes and a summer program to boot. We are growing every  year, now part of the Dade-County School System and proud to be affecting so many incredible kids every year.

We recently had our World Festival in D.C., of which people from everywhere attended. I was brought in to speak about my vision and my passion about Common Threads (which is hard for me to do with dry eyes.) We ate, we danced and we had a celebration; Common Threads is now an incredibly successful entity that needs a lot of work and attention but it is making its way around this country and thankfully into the homes of so many deserving families.

For more information check out this video!

Autism Speaks Campaign

IMUSA USA and Sedano’s Supermarkets  come together to  generate awareness and raise funds for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism research and advocacy organization.

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Sedano’s customers are invited to raise funds for autism research by purchasing a $1 puzzle piece. The Puzzle Piece Fundraising program is taking place in all  Sedano’s Supermarkets!

As the first cookware company to sponsor Autism Speaks, IMUSA USA’s partnership is making a difference through significant contributions to research, by developing a series of gluten-free recipes for autistic children and as an advocate, supporter, and sponsor of local fundraising activities such as this Puzzle Piece Promotion event. IMUSA USA will be a sponsor of “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” on April 6th, 2014, a fun-filled, family friendly event in Miami, FL to fund vital research for autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder.

Join IMUSA in the efforts to support our community. Because cookware is about bringing families and the community together.

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Chef Ana Quincoces Joins the ADA for Health Fair November 21st

Feria de la Salud – Health Fair  =  Family Fun !

November 21, 2010

 feria de la salud

Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St.
 Miami, FL

11am- 6pm

Celebrate Life! Learn as a family! Free health screenings, live music & dancing, cooking demonstrations, speakers, health information & more! Never has learning to stay healthy been this much of a fiesta! Join us at Feria de Salud: Por Tu Familia, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Tropical Park, Miami, FL.


Celebirty Chef Ana Quincoces from IMUSA’s Top Chef Program in honor of a good cause and to support the American Diabetes Association will be  cooking up a delicious and tasty meal.  She will also be sharing great nutrition and cooking tips and help make your life in the kitchen a little more simple.

Free Health Screenings for the following will be available:

Blood Pressure
Bone Density
Body Mass Index
Waist Circumference
Vision Screenings
Hearing Screenings
Peripheral Neuropathy Foot Screenings

Thanks to:

American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association




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