Chef noted for creating opportunities makes his own connections to Prospect Lake
Vikram Vij knows the power of connection to place, as evidenced through his restaurants and the loyal staff that bring them to life. Vij, celebrated chef, author, restaurateur, television personality and supporter of the sustainable food movement, joined Power To Be to tour our first-ever site, the 78-acre former Prospect Lake Golf Course.
Power To Be empowers people with challenges and disabilities to get out into nature. Many of our participants have barriers to this access. In the same vein, years ago Vikram and his business partner Meeru Dhalwala hired two all-female kitchens. This is a rare phenomenon in a challenging industry. Vikram and Meeru provided the support and access, and through this staff were empowered and thrived. There is synchronicity here, for Power to Be and Vikram’s legacy, as we also believe in long-term commitments for enduring positive impact.
For our organization, participants, community partners, donors and really, for anyone who values time in nature and believes, like Power To Be does, that everyone belongs in nature, Prospect Lake is a game changer. We will be able to serve our participants in a way previously unimaginable. Our vision for what we can accomplish and who we can help empower stretches further, beyond the horizon.