Covenant House Alaska’s sole purpose is to be available to help youth in crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Through our three main programs, including Emergency Shelter, Street Outreach and Transitional Living Programs, and associated services, including housing services, health care services, youth enrichment program, pastoral ministry and employment/education assistance, we meet the basic needs of youth in crisis, while also providing them with the support to become healthy, self-sufficient, contributing members of our community.
Chef Jens Nannestad
Jens was born and raised in Sweden and studied engineering before entering the culinary field. He studied in Europe and graduated with honors in 1985 from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Upon moving to Alaska, Chef Jens worked at The Crow’s Nest. In late 1995, he opened Southside Bistro, one of the most popular restaurants in Anchorage with a menu based on the philosophy of “Fresh Fun Food.”