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Executive Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo

  From West Africa’s Ivory Coast to Hollywood. Executive chef, Francois Kwaku-Dongo’s story is one of hard work and perseverance and help along the way from one of the most famous chefs in the world, Wolfgang Puck. He did not know English when he came to this country and now speaks many languages. He worked with Puck at Read more…

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Custodio Gomes Writes Poetry To Inspire

Custodio Gomes is a poet from Bridgeport. Originally from  Cape Verde, West Africa, he writes to inspire others. His parents struggled to bring the family to America to live a better life, to get an education, and he has never forgotten that. He is passing on to others lessons learned. Gomes who worked very hard as a youngster to Read more…

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