April 2020

Third Annual Founders’ Gala

We are deeply disappointed that the current health crisis demanded that we cancel our principle annual fund-raiser. As in past years, it would have been a glorious evening of fraternity, camaraderie, and support for culinary training and the industry we love. We hope to see them all next year on April 8, 2021.

Event Recap

Third Annual Founders’ Gala

We are deeply disappointed that the current health crisis demanded that we cancel our principle annual fund-raiser. As in past years, it would have been a glorious evening of fraternity, camaraderie, and support for culinary training and the industry we love. Friends including Rachel Ray, Jose Andres, Andrew Zimmern, Carla hall, Ming Tsai, Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, Patrick O’Connell, Sara Moulton, Justin Chapple and many more were slated to help us celebrate the work of the JPF. We hope to see them all next year on April 8, 2021.

While the cancellation cut deeply into our projected revenue for 2020, we are amazed, and humbled, by the many sponsors and supporters who refused a refund, asking us to utilize their contribution where it is needed most. We would be remiss if we did not recognize the extraordinary generosity of the following companies and individuals:

  • Oceania Cruises – Visionary Partner
  • Atria Senior Living
  • Nestlé Professional
  • Dish Off the Block
  • Sugar Creek
  • Salmon de Chile
  • John Boos Company
  • Deanna’s Gluten Free
  • The McAleer Family
  • The Dunton Family
  • The Kilmurray Family
  • The Lee Family
  • The Murzanski Family
  • The Roeben/Raunig Family
  • The Amlicke Family

We are so grateful for the generosity and continuing support we have received, from these sponsors, and many more individuals. And with that wind at our backs we pledge to do everything in our power to fight against this health and economic crisis. The organizations that we support will face dire challenges in the coming months and years, and we will rise up to do our part. Thank you. Be Strong. Be Well. We hope to see you soon.