The young cooks start scattering around the kitchen, taking on different roles of either leadership (whoever decides on each dish heads up that team) or support/prep. Candace yells out the rules for handling knives safely, and also touches on the protocols for the oven and carrying hot items.
Chopping follows - unusable pieces are tossed into a compost bin and the magic of the machine that is FEEST begins. Everyone has a job - some are heading up their teams, some are cutting onions, chopping garlic. Everyone says "thank you", and offers help when anyone has a question or doesn't know what to do, the group assists - but the control always remains with whomever chose to make the dish.
Suddenly the poached pears team grinds to a halt - "EWWWW!!!" They've found worms in a few of the pears. Roberto explains, "That's organic! Which would you prefer - a worm you can pull off or to have 'Raid' sprayed on your pear and then washed off?"
Natasha likes how FEEST brings people together. Isaiah says it builds community. Catherine: I don't like processed/boxed food. Candace: you learn to be creative, you get to try foods you would never have come across from pre-packaged/processed meals.