Sponsor Appreciation

Thank You 2015 Sponsors!

Once again, we consider ourselves fortunate to have a wonderfully supportive team of Corporate Sponsors to help fund our 2015 outreach trip to Camp Sunshine. We are incredibly thankful for their generous contributions. So if you are looking for chef clothing or a cooking school, Korean foods, or even a car, please look no further than this amazing group of donors:

Warriors in Pink powered by Ford

Aimee Bariteau, our fearless 2015 Trip Leader,continues to fill her role as a Ford Model of Courage. We cannot think of a better choice, and HuffPo clearly agrees! This year the Warriors in Pink program powered by Ford is making a generous donation and donating hats, t-shirts, bandanas and aprons to hand out to volunteers and campers. Ford has donated over $128 million towards the fight against breast cancer and those championing the cause. We are honored to once again be a part of their mission for 2015.

The International Culinary Center

The ICC has been a faithful backer of CulinaryCorps since its inception and this year is no different. ICC is yet again generously sponsoring our Top Chef Sunshine competition and sending along an expert judge, Amanda Cann, to weigh-in on the final dishes. We are excited to be honoring a loved one close to the ICC family as part of this event by adding Swedish Fish to the brown bag of secret ingredients.

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ChefWear

Some may say that the uniform doesn’t make the chef, the chef makes the uniform but in our mind, it’s a little bit of both. Once again, we’ll be donning sharp-looking chefs coats thanks to ChefWear.

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H-Mart

HMart has once again stepped up to the plate to sponsor a full day of culinary programming for our campers that includes a sampling of traditional Korean foods and ingredients along with a hands-on cooking class of Korean Rice Balls and the summertime favorite, patbingsu. We’re excited to bring Korea to life on Lake Sebago!

 

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Stonewall Kitchen

 

Stonewall Kitchen has been jarring the essence of Maine since 1991. Their Wild Maine Blueberry jam is practically legend but since their inception, the have become a watershed of delectables.  They are big supporters of Camp Sunshine! And if you happen to be in York, Maine this summer, definitely check out their ever-expanding roster of cooking classes at the Stonewall Cooking School.

 

 

Thank You 2014 Sponsors

This year we have been lucky to have a wonderfully supportive team of Corporate Sponsors to help fund our 2014 outreach trip to Camp Sunshine. We are incredibly thankful for their generous contributions. So if you are looking for chef clothing or cooking utensils, coffee or Korean foods, or even a culinary school, please look no further than this amazing group of donors:

Warriors in Pink powered by Ford

2014 marks Ford Motor Company’s 20th year in the fight against breast cancer. In honor of this benchmark, Aimee Bariteau, our fearless 2014 Trip Leader, was chosen as a Ford Model of Courage. We cannot think of a better choice! In her role, she was able to engage Warriors in Pink to be a major contributor to our Camp Sunshine programming. Not only are they making a generous donation but they are donating hats, t-shirts, bandanas and aprons to hand out to volunteers and campers. Ford has donated over $125 million towards the fight against breast cancer and those championing the cause. We are honored to be a part of their mission for 2014. For your chance to win the most awesome Ford Fusion ever, click on over to Warriors in Pink and join the conversation.

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The International Culinary Center

The ICC has been a faithful backer of CulinaryCorps since its inception and this year is no different. It is, however, even better! ICC is generously sponsoring our Top Chef Sunshine competition and sending along an expert judge, Amanda Cann, to weigh-in on the final dishes. We are excited to be honoring a loved one close to the ICC family as part of this event by adding Swedish Fish to the brown bag of secret ingredients.

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ChefWear

Some may say that the uniform doesn’t make the chef, the chef makes the uniform but in our mind, it’s a little bit of both. Once again, we’ll be donning sharp-looking chefs coats thanks to ChefWear.

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H-Mart

This year we are adding a new event to our programming by offering an evening class for the camp’s volunteers. These are the people that power Camp Sunshine throughout the year and we thought they deserved some culinary love too. Luckily, HMart stepped up to the plate to sponsor a “Taste of Korea” event that includes a sampling of traditional Korean foods and ingredients along with a hands-on cooking class of Korean Rice Balls led by several members of our chef-volunteer team.

 

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Culinary Depot

When Culinary Depot connected with us earlier this year to help fund the trip, we were touched by their unexpected generosity. Their donation will help to fund trip logistics such as car rentals, housing and meals for our chef-volunteer team. Culinary Depot sells and installs kitchen equipment that dreams are made of and is the industry leader in catering restaurant supply.

 

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BluePay

From restaurants, to food trucks, to farmers markets, swiping a card has become the easy way to get good food. BluePay, an all-in-one credit card processing company,  is leading the field in merchant credit card processing solutions for clients big and small. They have strong ties to the restaurant community and wanted to help give back through support of our Camp Sunshine efforts.

The Natural Gourmet Institute

NGI is one of the leading institutions offering both professional and public cooking courses in health supportive culinary arts and theory. We have been incredibly fortunate to have recruited talented NGI graduates to be chef-volunteers over the years! Later this summer, the proceeds from their student-cooked Friday Night Dinner will be donated to our organization. The dinner will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7pm. The menu is TBD but we’ll be sure to spread the word when tickets are available.

 

BePoz

In a restaurant, there are few things more critical than an open line of communication between the serving staff and the kitchen. Without it, orders come out wrong, guests are unhappy and the restaurant loses money. To avoid these scenarios, BePoz has created a fully functional and high-quality point of service (POS) software for restaurants. It rocks! And quite frankly, so do they.

Rusty’s Hawaiian: 100% Coffees, Inspired by a Love Story

With the Chef Alan Wong stamp-of-approval, Rusty’s Hawaiian coffee has nearly perfected the craft of growing and roasting premium beans. We are lucky to not only be welcoming the owner’s son, Rusty Obra, back onto the CulinaryCorps team this year but also sipping some Rusty’s Hawaiian coffee at camp. Plus, Rusty will be leading a coffee education class for the parents on Thursday morning. Talk about a great way to start your day!

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Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen has been jarring the essence of Maine since 1991. Their Wild Maine Blueberry jam is practically legend but since their inception, the have become a watershed of delectables.  They are big supporters of Camp Sunshine! And if you happen to be in York, Maine this summer, definitely check out their ever-expanding roster of cooking classes at the Stonewall Cooking School.

Thank You 2013 Trip Sponsors!

The 2013 Team

We could not have launched our 2013 Camp Sunshine trip without the support of the following sponsors:

Chefwear – For not only the amazing chef coats but for making us truly look like a proper corps.

The Carroll Family – For their generous donation of a lobster and steak dinner to the entire camp. It was a meal to remember. And of course, for their support from day one and every day thereafter…

Real Food Gulf Coast – For being steadfast supporters and project partners throughout the years.

Reforest the Tropics – For generously contributing to our culanthropy efforts.

Whole Foods Market Portland – For helping to fill our cart with great groceries for our World of Flavors curriculum.

Our thanks runs deep.

November 2011 Trip: Thank You Trip Sponsors!

We could not have launched our November 2011 CulinaryCorps trip without the support of the following major sponsors:

International Flavors and Fragrances – For their incredible Cooking at the Club development sponsorship

Chefwear – For the swankiest team jackets we have ever worn!

Whole Foods Market Louisiana – For filling our carts to overflowing with great groceries for Dibert Family Food Night

The French Culinary Institute – For once again generously contributing to our culanthropy efforts

The Carroll Family – For their support from day 1 and every day thereafter…

Our thanks is deep and everlasting.

Markham Mark of Distinction Finalist

Dear friends and supporters,

We are thrilled to share that our program has been nominated as one of 10 finalists in the Markham Vineyards Mark of Distinction program! This Napa Valley winery has a history of giving back, and through the “Mark of Distinction,” aims to help others give back, too. It will provide two finalists each with a $25,000 grant to allow them to continue their community efforts.

And, in addition to providing grants, Markham Vineyards will also produce two limited production Estate Cabernet Sauvignon wines appropriately named The Philanthropist and The Altruist in honor of the grant recipients. If we receive the “Mark of Distinction,” our project information will be highlighted on the back labels of these wines, helping us to raise additional awareness of our cause.

Here’s where we need your help: the two recipients will be determined by the public.

So please help us by casting your vote on www.MarkhamMarkofDistinction.com. Starting 12:01 a.m. (ET) on 8/29/11, you can vote as often as once per day up until 12:01 a.m. (ET) on 10/3/11. Feel free to spread the word and encourage your friends and family to vote for us!

We appreciate all your support!

Thank you,

The CulinaryCorps Team

2010 Trip Sponsor Spotlight: The Many Friends of CulinaryCorps

A huge THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors who are helping support our upcoming trip to Puerto Rico.

We have been tremendously lucky to receive monetary and in-kind donations at the “Friends” contribution level from the following corporations:

La Hacienda Foods: A wonderful speciality grocery store in the San Juan Area.

SM Seafood: An exceptional seafood purveyor in the Santa Monica area.

Sysco – Santa Monica: A generous contributor to our efforts.

The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide: Our favorite cookbook of the year!

Whole Foods Market Bowery: The supplier of fabulous gifts for our project partners and chefs.  Details to come later so we don’t spoil the surprise!

World Wide Produce: Supplying Southern CA and Las Vegas with pristine produce.

We thank all of our SPONSORS who have supported us over the years.  Your generosity has traveled further than any of us will ever know!

2010 Trip Sponsor Spotlight: The Culinary Trust

CulinaryCorps was deeply honored when approached by The Culinary Trust about partnering with their organization’s efforts to motivate chefs to explore their world through food.  Eager to help fund our upcoming trip to Puerto Rico, The Culinary Trust helped put together a chef-scholarship to assist with our efforts.

We would like to congratulate Thomas Medrow, this year’s recipient of the 2010 Culinary Trust Scholarship sponsored by Zwilling-J.A. Henckels.

This scholarship will help fund Thomas and our culanthropic activities on the island of Puerto Rico during our upcoming trip in January.  As this trip’s Assistant Leader and a three-time CulinaryCorps participant, we cannot be more pleased with the decision.

For those of you unfamiliar with The Culinary Trust, please read on:

Founded in 1984 under the name Cooking Advancement Research and Education Foundation (CAREF), it names the late Julia Child as one of its first trustees.  CAREF formed to support research and education in the broad fields of culinary studies, whether from a scientific, literary or practical standpoint.

Recognizing the close affinity of its mission with the goals of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), in 1994, the two blended to form IACP Foundation.  The next ten years were spent working closely with the IACP to promote culinary research and education, as well as charitable activities such as hunger relief.

By 2004, however, the IACP Foundation saw a need and opportunity to expand its efforts to include the preservation of culinary heritage in our rapidly changing foodways.  A sentiment CulinaryCorps could not agree more with!

The IACP Foundation changed its name to the all-inclusive The Culinary Trust, reflecting its updated mission. The Culinary Trust achieves its mission through scholarships and grants for students and professionals, cookbook preservation and restoration, educational programs and grants for hunger alleviation.

Thank you Culinary Trust for your generosity to CulinaryCorps.  We will do our best to fully embrace your motto while in Puerto Rico:

“Celebrating the Past.  Funding the Future.”

2010 Trip Sponsor Spotlight: The French Culinary Institute

The French Culinary Institute (FCI) is Manhattan’s premiere cooking school in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Founded in 1984 by Dorothy Cann Hamilton, FCI offers full-time courses in culinary arts, pastry arts, and international bread baking. FCI is consistently ranked among the top cooking schools in the country . In April 2006, The French Culinary Institute received “The Award of Excellence for Vocational Cooking School from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

FCI has been a guiding force for CulinaryCorps, helping the organization grow and prosper since its inception in 2006. Many of our chef-alumni have been graduates of FCI including founder, Christine Carroll, Program Coordinator, Thomas Medrow, and Trip Co-Leader, Sandy Tuason.  In addition, FCI’s Director of Career Services, Erik Murnighan, was an instrumental chef-volunteer in New Orleans during our June 2007 trip.

In 2010, FCI has joined an elite team of donors who are helping to sponsor the cost of our trip to Puerto Rico.  We are pleased to announce that The French Culinary Institute is the first culinary school to contribute at a BENEFACTOR level to the organization. These funds will directly contribute to our work on the island.

We are hugely appreciative of the FCI’s generosity of not only funds but of time and mentorship.  Their continued support of CulinaryCorps has contributed directly to the organization’s accomplishments.  We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship as both entities grow and thrive.

Sponsor Appreciation: International Flavors & Fragrances

A heartfelt thank you to INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES for coming on board as a BENEFACTOR donor.

As a leading creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, IFF is dedicated to both their customers and their world.  With a philanthropic focus towards childhood education, IFF was happy to help support our design and launch of Grow. Cook. Dine. in Ocean Springs, MS – an after school cooking and gardening club in conjunction with Slowfood MS and AL.

IFF’s generous contribution will help offset costs of the launch project on Monday, April 20th as well as supply a small seed grant to the Grow. Cook. Dine. program so it can live on well after we depart.

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