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The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association, supported by the Kitchen Cabinet programs in those areas, co-sponsored the NAACP’s 2017 Legislative Day at the Capitol and the celebration of African American History Month. The event was held February 17 in Jefferson City. Governor Eric Greitens gave the keynote address.
After months of preparation, and full of hope, a record number of ProStart teams will leave their local schools today to travel to Springfield for the 15th Annual Missouri State Competition in Springfield on February 17. The students will demonstrate their mastery of restaurant leadership skills — culinary and management — in a fast-paced competition
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The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA), in conjunction with the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet, presented the DeLaSalle Education Center with new culinary equipment to support its ProStart® program on February 7. The equipment, valued at $2,200, was made possible through a grant from the GKCRA to support the next generation of culinary leaders.
Glasgow, now in her 11th year of teaching ProStart, understands the importance of being prepared to talk about the program anywhere at anytime. And her ability to do so has resulted in finding mentors for her students; securing food and equipment donations for the classroom; and sponsorship to cover chef coats and travel expenses for competing culinary and management teams.
Members of the Kitchen Cabinet understand the real story of the importance of restaurants in Missouri and the nation. Legislators, the media, and the public need to understand the actual narrative of the industry, not just the cherry-picked claims of special interests attempting to advance a misguided, self-serving agenda.