The Obstinate Daughter’s cooks pick up Destiny Cafe shift

RaDana Scott-Dalton at the Destiny Community Cafe in North Charleston. Teresa Taylor/Staff

Destiny Café, the North Charleston restaurant where customers are invited to pay what they can afford, usually serves soul food classics that have long been a specialty of the Scott family behind the project. But rice may make way for pasta this week when The Obstinate Daughter crew takes over the kitchen for a single shift.

Starting Wednesday, The Obstinate Daughter will contribute food and labor to Destiny Café for one lunch a month. All proceeds will fund the café, which was established this spring to give community residents an affordable shot at a nutritious restaurant meal.

“(We) hope to get other restaurants involved,” chef de cuisine Will Fincher says.

Restaurants which have long donated to philanthropic efforts are increasingly finding ways to interact directly with food insecure populations. Earlier this month, a Baltimore restaurateur announced he would sit out the city’s restaurant week, and instead invite currently homeless eaters to dine on chicken and ice cream.

Lunch is served at Destiny Café, 5060 Dorchester Road, from 12 noon-2 p.m. For more information, call 926-0513.