Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lactalis Foodservice donates $1,000 to
Denis F. Ellis Scholarship Fund

In support of aspiring culinary students, Lactalis Foodservice has made a $1,000 donation to The Denis F. Ellis Apprenticeship Scholarship Fund offered by the ACF South Bend Chefs and Cooks Association.

The scholarship’s namesake, award winning executive chef Denis Ellis, retired in 2004 from the University of Notre Dame Food Services after 17 years of preparing recipes and overseeing menus for some 20,000 meals served daily on campus. Ellis is a dedicated member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and is actively involved in the ACF South Bend Chefs and Cooks Association Apprenticeship Program—where over the years, he has proven to be an inspiration to many aspiring chefs.

Ellis' scholarship supports the non-profit ACF South Bend Chefs and Cooks Association’s mission, which is to make a positive difference for culinarians through education, apprenticeship and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere.

Pictured (l to r): Jim Binner, channel marketing manager at Lactalis Foodservice, presents a check to Don Miller, executive chef at Notre Dame Food Services.