Cooking Scholarship Fund
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About the Event
Portico Italian Social Food, the trattoria on Main St. in Sebastopol, announces its new community supported scholarship (CSS) program. Portico's high school and college-aged employees will now have the opportunity to go to any cooking class they like; whether it's for a day, a month, or a year, local, domestic or international.
Portico owners Kathleen and Paolo say their revolving staff steadily consists of more than 60% employees under the age of 21, and they feel inspired to promote the values of cooking for oneself. They believe that making food by hand is to be human and helps carry on a cultural legacy, as well as providing economic and health related benefits.
Naturally, cooking classes in Italy are at the top of Portico’s lengthy list of suggestions! This destination includes one such program with a matching funds scholarship from Study Abroad Italy (SAI) , thanks to the generosity of the renowned educational program headquartered right down the street from Portico. Yet, owner and developer Kathleen says she wants the scholarship recipients to feel at liberty to pick any type of cooking class they wish; anything from an afternoon class at Sur la Table or an Airbnb “experience” will do, as well as courses in another part of the world to which the soul is drawn.
Portico will launch the scholarship donation process September 1, 2021. Customers of Portico will be given the option to donate 1-5% of their bill to the fund. (The CSS at Portico is also open to receive any other sizable donation from individuals or entities here). Employees will be eligible for scholarship monies after 90 days of employment and can receive... as much as the community can imagine!
Portico is hiring!
- Scholarship Contribution$50$500$0