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Kitchen talk with chef Chris Cormier of the Los Angeles Mission
Kitchen talk with chef Chris Cormier of the Los Angeles Mission

Chef Chris Cormier has overseen countless meals served during his 16 years with the Los Angeles Mission, located in the heart of downtown. Perhaps best known for its annual Thanksgiving event, a star-studded affair with well-known chefs and a flood of volunteers, the Mission is also a day-to-day operation, serving two breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners each day. As director of food services, Cormier supervises an operation that serves 1,200 to 1,800 meals daily. Cormier sat down on a recent morning to talk about his work and the Mission’s annual Easter event, which will be held this Friday. What inspired you to get into cooking?  Well, my last name is...

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