Selkirk College’s Professional Cook Training and Resort & Hotel Management students have raised over $6000 for the Canadian Red Cross Haiti relief fund.
On January 28, 2010, the students hosted a “Benefit Buffet” for Haiti at Mary Hall in Nelson. The evening consisted of dinner prepared by the Professional Cook Training students and a slide show put on by the Resort & Hotel Management students, which provided a backdrop to the importance of helping others.
Over 380 guests attended the Benefit Buffet. George Chandler of the Red Cross was present to encourage people to “open their wallets” and make contributions in addition to the proceeds from the dinner.
“We put on the evening in response to the first year Resort & Hotel Management students who said we need to do something to help the Haitians in their time of need,” said Instructor Harry Pringle. “It was put together in just two weeks! With the help of the Professional Cook Training program, people were treated to great food and entertainment for a good cause.”
Many guests from the community were present, including employees from Pacific Insight, the City of Nelson and individuals from Castlegar and beyond. Gordon Food Services, Old Dutch and Pepsi Cola donated much of the food and beverage products for the evening, which helped raise $6,008.75 for the Canadian Red Cross Haiti relief.
First published on February 10, 2010