(Vancouver) Tuesday, November 27 – Ono Vancouver, a culinary consultancy organization, and Silver Chef, a hospitality financier, have raised $10,000 for the Dan’s Legacy Foundation for the charity’s “Dan’s Warehouse” project, a work-skills training program for youth in care, or aging out of care, who often face barriers to employment. Dan’s Legacy will use this donation to provide job-skills training to young people that would benefit from the program. In the past four years, Dan’s Legacy has helped over 300 youth meet their educational, housing and life-goals.
This money was raised during the second Chefs in the Hood event, a collaborative pop-up dinner event on October 20, which brought together the best of Vancouver’s culinary talent. Chefs in the Hood was organized by Bruce Nollert and TJ Conwi of ono Vancouver, Alessandro Vianello of Gooseneck Hospitality and Sid Sachdeva of Pacific Restaurant Supply, with the support of Silver Chef.
“We’re absolutely thrilled with the support we received from Chefs in the Hood and all their sponsors,” says Barbara Coates, Dan’s Legacy’s executive director. “The funds raised are earmarked for our Dan’s Warehouse program, which will provide job-skills training for youth aging out of care in British Columbia. As the entire program will operate under the supervision of our specially trained therapists, we predict successful outcomes.”
Robert Phelps, President of Silver Chef Canada, said: “Dan’s Legacy makes a crucial contribution to those communities in Vancouver that need it most. Youth in care, and those aging out of care, face significant barriers to finding employment within their communities, and Silver Chef is delighted to support this initiative which will support them in entering the workforce.”
About Silver Chef
Silver Chef was established in 1986 to help businesses fund their equipment needs through the Rent-Try- Buy ® model. Silver Chef has supported over 30,000 hospitality businesses globally, including over 2,100 in Canada. For more information, please visit: https://www.silverchef.ca/
About Dan’s Legacy
Dan’s Legacy provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills intervention programs to youth battling mental health and addictions issues resulting from childhood trauma and abuse. In the past three years Dan’s Legacy has helped over 150 youth meet their educational, housing and life goals.
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