Leadership Greenville Class 47 announced June 2 a $9,234 donation to help fund a partnership between West Greenville School (WGS) and the Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center (CHI).
The money will be used in support of a nine-month training program for WGS students taught by a professional chef instructor at CHI. The program, which begins in September, will teach everything from knife skills to soups, sauces and grilling. Students who complete the training will qualify for positions including pantry cook, banquet prep cook and line cook.
“We greatly appreciate Leadership Greenville Class 47 for seeing the value in this important partnership,” said Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center director of operations Alan Scheidhauer. “There are opportunities for everyone in the culinary and hospitality field, and this program will provide a pathway to success for many students who will learn the skills needed to enter strong careers.”
Leadership Greenville Class 47 also collected in-kind donations of soil, plants, seeds, chickens and supplies, irrigation materials and gardening tools to allow the creation of a sustainable garden and chicken coop. WGS students will use the materials as part of the program’s hands-on, sustainable agriculture and food preparation education.
Donations came from:
- A. Carter
- Tractor Supply Company
- Langston Construction
- Greenville Triumph
- Parks Hospitality Group
- Mellow Mushroom of Asheville
- Alchemy Comedy
- Drift Spa
- Softwash Pros USA
- Jack n’ Diane’s Dueling Piano Bar