Livingston Taylor performs at the Rootstock fundraising event at the Cabot Street Cinema Theatre in Beverly on Thursday. (Olivia Falcigno)

Rootstock a culinary delight

BEVERLY — For students like Tenelle Wood, Root’s Thursday night Rootstock fundraising event was a chance to show off the professional and culinary skills she’s been cultivating during her time as part of the program’s youth job training program.

Wood was one of more than 15 current and former Root students hired to cater and host the gala held in Beverly’s recently renovated Cabot Theater.

Wood, who grew up in Lynn and recently moved to Beverly, says she’s always had an interest in culinary arts and was inspired at an early age by her grandfather, who specialized in making his own tomato sauce at re…

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