The TRA Education Foundation teamed up with Texas-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. to provide 17,000 Dickies chef coats, at a value of more than $350,000, to high school students enrolled in 220 Texas ProStart culinary arts and restaurant management programs during the back-to-school season.
The partnership was announced this past Friday at press conference held at Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth. Rep. Charlie Geren was the featured speaker and guests included TRA and TRAEF board members, Fort Worth ISD administrators, and students and instructors from Fort Worth ISD schools offering culinary arts and restaurant management programs.
More details, including a video ‘Thank You!’ from Bowie High School in Austin, are available on the TRA Blog.
PRESS RELEASE.....High School Culinary Students Go Back to School in Style Courtesy of Texas Restaurant Association-TRA Education Foundation and Dickies
Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. Donates 17,000 Chef Coats to Students in Texas ProStart Programs.
Press conference to announce the Texas Restaurant AssociationÕs (TRA) philanthropic foundation, the TRA Education FoundationÕs partnership with Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. to donate $350,000 in Dickies chef coats to high school students enrolled in 220 Texas ProStart culinary arts and restaurant management programs across the state.
In attendance were The Honorable Charlie Geren, Texas House of Representatives; President, Railhead Smokehouse Restaurant
Michael Penn, Senior Vice President International Sales & Licensing, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.
Richie Jackson, CEO, Texas Restaurant Association
Chef Timothy Kelly, Career & Technical Education Coordinator, Fort Worth ISD;
TRA Education Foundation Board of Trustees member
E. Omar Ramos, Principal, Trimble Technical High School, Fort Worth. The event was photographed Friday, August 28, 2015 at Trimble Technical High School. Photography by Bruce E. Maxwell.