E.A.T. Initiative Honors Mentorship Academy Graduates with Knife Skills to Life Skills Student Celebration
Students Learned Necessary Skills for Careers in the Hospitality Industry
August 23, 2022
Caption: Mentorship Academy Students Receive Cookware and Certifications to Kickstart Hospitality Careers
Pictured (Left to Right): Marques Turner, Jaimere Brown, Chef Claudy Pierre, Bre Swales, Jaquan Benton
Chef Claudy Pierre and the E.A.T. Initiative celebrated the achievements of eight Mentorship Academy graduates at its Student Celebration Tuesday, August 23. All students were recognized for completing the course, while others were commended for earning ServSafe certifications, which accredits food handling and safety skills.
Graduates from CNX Foundation’s Mentorship Academy completed an eight-week hospitality training program to prepare them for culinary or hospitality careers in the Pittsburgh and Appalachian regions.
The program, called Knife Skills To Life Skills, is directed by Chef Pierre, CEO and President of the E.A.T. Initiative, a non-profit organization that empowers food secure cities throughout the Pittsburgh region to source, procure and prepare their own healthy food.
Watch a recap of the event here:
About The Mentorship Academy
The Mentorship Academy is an initiative of CNX Foundation and part of CNX’s commitment to investing in its local community. The Mentorship Academy prepares 11th and 12th grade high school students from economically challenged rural and urban communities to be impactful citizens, workers and family members through transformative learning, community engagement and leadership development.