Renee Amooré’s May Tasty Talk
Delighted the Mind, Mouth – and Heart.

Everything you’ve read about Renee Amoore – the companies and charitable organizations she built from scratch, her leadership roles in literally dozens of civic and political organizations, her speech at the Republican National Convention – evokes an image of a cool, polished executive. The remarkable gathering of local political VIPs who came to hear Yangming’s May Tasty Talk speaker only reinforced that image.

What a surprise to meet this warm, gracious and generous soul, whose inspiring Tasty Talk about knowing where you want to be in life moved nearly 80 attentive guests to think, laugh, and feel deeply.

Born in Delaware County just minutes from Yangming, and raised by a mother who was DelCo’s first black committee woman, Renee’s energetic talk felt like a fusion of a classic revival and a comedy routine. These messages are particularly insightful:

“Think about where you are in your life. Are you happy where you are? Are you doing what you really want to do? A lot of times we get into situations because we want to look good or feel important. But when we try to be everything for everybody, we fail to follow through on those responsibilities. We think if we complain enough, somebody else will jump up and do it for us. Really?? You have to stop and honestly ask yourself, what am I doing that keeps me from being comfortable? What am I doing with others that I’m uncomfortable with?  And if you’re not happy doing what you do, it’s time to start thinking about where you want to be, and how you’ll get there.” 

“You need to like you. You have to care about you…feel good about you…and love you, because people will feel that…and draw closer to you. Be the you that respects yourself, so you can respect others. Be you that loves everybody…that stops and helps everybody. Just do what you have to do to be you. And most importantly, do it the right way.”

Tasty Talks’ dedicated Co-Chairs, Realtor Michelle Leonard and Dr. Thanuja Hamilton, have done a wonderful job connecting great speakers with a growing community of loyal fans.
Of course, the other memorable feature of every Tasty Talk is the communal lunch, and Wednesday’s lavish offering – Truffle Spring Rolls, Pan-fried Curry Chicken Dumplings, Grand Marnier Shrimp, Gunpowder Chicken with Apple and Broccoli, and Grilled Pineapple Sundae – was as satisfying as Renee’s talk. Michael Wei and his team spared no expense to thank his Tasty Talk guests, whose presence at each benefit has done so much to support many charities, including the non-profit Ramsey Educational Development Institute (REDI), which Renee founded in 1998 to provide early intervention services for children, and support and training for adults seeking employment.


Next month, Yangming is proud to welcome former Governor Ed Rendell on Wednesday, June 27 for a Tasty Talk that benefits The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement. Hors d’oeuvres begin at 12:30, followed by the Governor’s talk and a family-style lunch. Many tickets have already been purchased, so we encourage you to reserve your seats soon. Just $20 covers your lunch, tax and tip ($25 at the door, if seats available). To reserve via credit card, call 610-527-3200, or visit YangmingRestaurant.com to pay via PayPal.

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