W.H. Bender & Associates Gives Back to Local Community During Second Annual FIT™ Day Event

California Restaurant Association Education Foundation Volunteers Teach 2,925 ProStart High School Students
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Oct. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- On October 27, Restaurant Consultant William H. Bender taught local high school students at Pacific Grove High School a newly developed soft skills curriculum intended to provide job readiness skills to the industry’s emerging workforce. The curriculum covers a variety of topics, including interview skills, professionalism and confidence as part of the California Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s ongoing outreach and education programs for young students.

FIT Day is just one of the many ways in which W.H. Bender & Associates gives back to the local community. Our company believes that food and hospitality bring people together and the CRAEF’s FIT Day is a great way to connect with the leaders of tomorrow.

This volunteer day occurred at 56 high schools statewide, uniting industry executives and chefs with over 2,925 aspiring students through a common passion for leadership and servce. In addition to soft skills such as interviewing techniques, volunteers also shared personal anecdotes about their experiences and offered advice to the next generation of leaders.

“My High School Foodservice Teacher in Rockville, Maryland Laurine Mennell was a fantastic mentor, so I’m very happy to Pay It Forward to our California ProStart Students,” explained William Bender, an industry veteran, CRAEF Board Member and Founder of W.H. Bender & Associates.

This program is a part of ProStart, a program through the California Restaurant Association Education Foundation that provides industry-driven culinary arts and hospitality management career-exploration programs for high school students. The second annual FIT  Day represents a new and exciting way to further inspire the lives of budding talent.

“This has been an amazing opportunity for us to build relationships with the talented leaders of tomorrow. The students we met today have the passion to become future leaders in the restaurant industry and in the community,” said Bender, a professional member of Foodservice Consultants Society International.

For more information, visit www.calrest.org/FIT.

William H. Bender

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