New Chef in the house! Kyle!

Kyle is a man with a plan and a passion for food. We first met Kyle during one of his appointments at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. There was no hesitation when we asked our famous questions, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Kyle’s eyes lit up and the excitement began to bubble as he informed us of his plan to become a chef. While he does not yet have much professional cooking experience or training, he loves food and knows that is the path he most wants to explore.

We found the perfect chef for Kyle at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort who was just as excited to meet Kyle as Kyle was to meet him. For their first visit Kyle and his family were invited to Chef’s Table, an exclusive event where guests are seated in the kitchen for an interactive dinner experience. To Kyle’s surprise, he was immediately put to work as the assistant preparing food for the 12 guests in attendance.

Kyle went home with a happy belly and smile on his face and can’t wait for his formal cooking lessons to begin!

Activity Kits

​Help 8-year-old Joe

Future Scientist

Get a science experiment kit to explore with his mentor!

​Help 9-year-old Myla

Future Artist

Get art supplies to create with her mentor!

Help 23-year-old Erik

Future Coffee Barista

Get coffee supplies to learn how to create specialty drinks with his mentor!

The pandemic showed many people what social isolation is really like. It also showed there are many other great ways to connect. That’s why we launched our activity kits. These mailed out packages provide fun activities for our mentors and kids/young adults to do together — virtually.

Reach Out to Us

Or contact Friendship@ConnectingChampions.org / 412.376.3755