Town Square

Post a New Topic

Can anyone host some Japanese chefs June 2-4?

Original post made by Theresa Carey on Apr 16, 2007

My family has had a long association with the Homestay group. Over the years, we've hosted a few dozen students at our home while they take English classes.

There is a group of Japanese (adult) chefs and food industry personnel coming to the Peninsula June 2-4. We are unable to host this time around, but I thought I'd toss it out there and see if anyone else can help out. The chefs will prepare bento box meals for their hosts on June 2, and will depart the morning of June 4.

This has worked out well when the hosts have a separate bed for each participant, and easy access to a bathroom. You don't have to speak Japanese, though we have used the our hosting events as an opportunity to brush up our conversational Japanese.

Please contact Gilda at gdhms @ aol.com if you can host. Sometimes there are small stipends for hosting families, usually for longer stays. Homestay is a terrific group and the visits they sponsor are usually very well organized.

If you can't help out this time, but are interested in hosting in the future, drop Gilda a line as well. Thank you.

Comments

There are no comments yet, please share yours below.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 51 comments | 2,113 views

Custom pizza joint on its way to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 1,901 views

"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"
By Anita Felicelli | 0 comments | 1,235 views

I Spy
By Cheryl Bac | 6 comments | 1,108 views

The Cinderella ride
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 842 views