“As professionals who have forged meaningful careers in restaurants, we’re committed to supporting the next generation of industry leaders however possible,” said Russell Bendel Jr., president of the CRA Orange County chapter. “There are several robust programs at schools across Orange County that we’re proud to support, financially, with our time and through opportunities for mentorship.”
EVENT DETAILSWHEN: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23
WHERE: Hyundai Sky Garden, 3161 Michelson Drive, Irvine
WHAT: Check presentation to the CRA Educational Foundation, which supports several Orange County high schools, including Ocean View, which will have students on hand.
The event also will include food and drinks provided by vendors including Ruth’s Chris Steak House; Gallo Wine, New Amsterdam Vodka and Shellback Rum; Coca Cola; and Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
More than 139,000 Orange County residents work in more than 6,400 restaurants, and nearly half of all adults have worked in the restaurant industry at some point in their lives. For more information, go online at calrest.org/orangecounty.