The Culinary Arts and Hospitality High School Inc. Program Seeking Sponsors

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The Culinary Arts and Hospitality High School Inc. program at Santa Ana Valley High is seeking sponsorship for their 2,400 students in the Extreme Kitchen Makeover.

The fundraiser will take place on September 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton: 777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA.

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality High School Inc. program is its third year of education reform that taps into our local community business volunteers from the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce. The program is part of the Chamber’s community partnership and economic development plan. As a group of interested and supportive business partners from the community, we are combining our efforts to make positive change for these students who we have worked with over the past three years. We have helped train students with career technical curriculum, qualified instructors, and culinary arts professionals from the industry. We need your support since our students are from the lowest economic backgrounds and have the highest need to be able to contribute to the workforce for themselves, their families and our community. 85% of our students qualify for the free-lunch program and 96% are low-income families of 4 or more that have an annual income of less than $10,000 per year.

With your assistance students will be able to train in an industrial style setting for to be workforce ready. Currently we have the “home economic” kitchen that was fashioned in the 1950’s, which is a poor replica of what is needed for 21 Century food preparation, expedited service methods, efficiency, and modernizations in the field. Our young enthusiastic 10th – 12th grade students have the ability to become fast tracked into jobs with local restaurants and food service providers with proper training in an industrialized setting with state-of-the-industry equipment.

Your participation as a sponsor would assist us in making an opportunity to 2,400 students each year for years to come. There have been no renovations of the high school kitchen for 33 years and each year 2400 – 2600 students have attended Santa Ana Valley High School.

Please consider being a sponsor for the Extreme Kitchen Makeover. With your sponsorship we would 1) display your company logo on the invitations, 2) list on the Chamber’s On-line newsletter, 3) feature an news article, and 4) be featured on Press Release / media information.

Please contact Fred Mensinga at [email protected] or Sharon Gomez at [email protected]

Posted 8/24/10.