Apr. 20, 2009  

SPJ Starts Recovering Journalist Support Group in Palm Beach County

Will Work for Food reporter and interview subjectWe’ve held meetings for laid off journalists in Broward and Miami-Dade. Now it’s Palm Beach’s turn!

Patty Doherty, whose husband is a culinary-institute trained chef, recently opened a restaurant in Jupiter’s Abacoa called Cooks. She promises free coffee and WiFi to SPJ / Journalists in Transition members on the first Wednesday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. We’re welcome to come and work on stories, set up interviews/meetings, or just talk, and squat in the place until the dinner prep starts. If we get hungry, they’ve promised to whip up something that unemployed writers could afford.

From Patty: “You never know, maybe they’d like to learn to cook? Or bartend? Or any number of different tasks a restaurant must perform…”

Cooks is at 1209 Main Street #101 in Abacoa Jupiter, Florida.
To find it: Take I-95 to Donald Ross Road, head east. At the first entrance into Abacoa, turn left and follow the signs for the town center. Cooks is on Main Street, facing Scripps and the FAU dorms, about half way down. Kitchen: 561.429.8020

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