Shannon Chasteen
Shannon Chasteen
Blanchet House, the Portland Catholic-founded ministry to people who are homeless, now offers vegetarian and vegan options for guests. One man said he prefers a meatless dish like Chef Shannon Chasteen’s chickpea curry over rice because of health issues.

An Oregon native, Chasteen graduated from Western Culinary Institute. She said she loves the creative problem-solving that goes into making a meal.

Of course, Blanchet has long known how to be meatless by virtue of Lenten Fridays.