Culinary arts students attend field trip of a lifetime


ulinary arts students attend the field trip of a lifetime


Aspiring young chefs, restaurateurs and hospitality leaders from across Southern California will experience some of the best-known restaurant and hospitality companies together – and help put students on the path to achieving their dreams – on Monday, April 23.


The event, called “Experience Hospitality,” is a leadership summit hosted in Anaheim annually. During this mega fieldtrip, students are separated into groups for exclusive tours of Orange County’s top hotels, restaurants and hospitality venues. The day wraps up with a college fair and a networking lunch.



The students are part of the ProStart® program, a culinary arts and restaurant entrepreneurship program supported by the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF.) CRAF has partnered with the California State University system, creating pathways to college and career.



28% of the students who attend Experience Hospitality have never been to a hotel
For 43% of students, this is their first field trip of the year
First time “networking” for 69% of students


Tour Sites:
Hilton Anaheim
Anaheim Marriott
Sheraton Park
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
House of Blues
Disneyland Hotel
Industry volunteers include executives from:
Anaheim GardenWalk
Panda Express
California Pizza Kitchen
Habit Burger



Monday, April 23 – 8 am to 2pm

Students, staff and industry volunteers will be available for competition coverage and interviews:

Students + Staff – April 23  — 8 am to 2 pm
Industry volunteers – April 23 – Noon to 2 pm

Anaheim Marriott – 700 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

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