High Schoolers from Nine NWFL Counties to Participate in Culinary Workshop Hosted in Tallahassee

(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (FRLAEF) is proud to present high school students in Northwest Florida with an opportunity to enhance their culinary education. On Friday, November 13, 2015, the FRLAEF is hosting a regional workshop at Keiser University’s Tallahassee campus. More than 60 students from nine Florida counties are slated to participate in the event, designed to enhance their culinary skills. Students participating in the workshop are part of the Florida ProStart program, which is an industry-driven curriculum that provides real-world educational opportunities, builds practical skills and helps prepare students for careers in hospitality.

“We are thrilled to help these students build on their education because we believe they are the future leaders of Florida’s hospitality industry,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “This workshop will give these students an opportunity to further develop their culinary talents and will help set them up for success right here in the Sunshine State, where hospitality is the number one industry and employer.”

During the workshop, students will demonstrate knife skills and various cooking techniques as they rotate through three Italian courses. The courses include an antipasto platter, chicken parmesan and tiramisu. Media is invited to attend this event. Details are as follows:

FRLAEF Regional Culinary Workshop

November 13, 2015
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Keiser University, Tallahassee Campus
1700 Halstead Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32309

Media interested in attending this event should contact FRLA Communications Director, Elizabeth Ray at eray@frla.org for details. For more information about the FRLAEF, click here.


About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy and more than 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, Septmeber 27-29, 2016 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to www.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.