Thursday, March 26, 2009

Johnsonville donates scholarship funds at El Centro gala

Johnsonville Sausage LLC sponsored a gala dinner at El Centro College in Dallas this month, where it presented El Centro's Food and Hospitality Institute with the Chefs of Tomorrow scholarship, which recognizes excellence in culinary educators and students nationwide. Culinary students enrolled in the Food and Hospitality Institute prepared and served each course served at the gala, which was held March 6 during the 2009 Research Chefs Association Conference.

(l to r) Johnsonville senior brand manager Sarah Babb, Johnsonville western region sales coach Marti Miller, El Centro College chef instructor Chris LaLonde, El Centro College chef instructor Tom Nixon

"The culinary arts program at El Centro College is honored to receive this generous contribution to our scholarship fund by Johnsonville, a brand that is highly respected among chefs nationwide," said El Centro chef instructor Chris Lalonde in a statement. "This donation will help us assist more prospective chefs in achieving their goals."

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