Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ProStart® high school culinary students to benefit from McCormick For Chefs® $10,000 donation to NRAEF

McCormick For Chefs®’ $10,000 charitable contribution to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart program will support students as they pursue their dreams of a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

The check presentation included the McCormick For Chefs team, ProStart Students and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation board members
As a national ProStart partner, McCormick For Chefs® demonstrated its commitment by donating $1 and providing red wristbands and stickers to every attendee who had their badge scanned at the company’s National Restaurant Association Show booth.

Phil Kafarakis, vice president of McCormick For Chefs®, said, “ProStart plays an important role in helping set high standards for the industry and for culinary professionals. We applaud and fully embrace any efforts that support and help real students pursue their passion for flavor and culinary adventure. Our $10,000 donation further confirms McCormick For Chefs®’ dedication to partnering and growing the ProStart program. This initiative is one more way McCormick & Company gives back to the communities in which it operates, instilling its Power of People™ philosophy.”