|The Collins School of Hospitality Management was honored by the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for its work with the ProStart program, for teacher training workshops, and for hosting the annual Boyds Coffee Culinary Cup.|
The California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF) honored the Collins School of Hospitality Management with its coveted Foundation Award at the 2005 Hall of Fame award dinner on Aug. 20 in Santa Monica.
The ceremony capped off the first day of the California Restaurant Association (CRA) Western Foodservice & Hospitality Exposition, which ran Aug. 20-22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“The Collins School has a vision for the future of the hospitality industry like none other in the state,” said Jot Condie, president and chief executive officer of CRA and CRAEF. “They run an exceptional program which continues to mold the next generation of leaders in our industry.”
The Collins School of Hospitality Management is the largest, oldest and best-regarded hospitality program in California. They are being recognized for their work with the ProStart program, for teacher training workshops, and for their incredible generosity in hosting the annual Boyds Coffee Culinary Cup.
The Foundation Award is given to a person, company, organization or post-secondary school that has provided ongoing support for the ProStart school-to-career program. The recipient must work with the ProStart program both at the local level and with the CRAEF staff and Board of Directors, and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in educating the next generation of hospitality professionals.