Giving back and supporting the development of the Jackson Hole community is an important part of what we do. For 2017, a portion of the Jackson Hole Food & Wine proceeds will benefit the Culinary and Hospitality Program at Central Wyoming College and also Hole Food Rescue, both dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Jackson Hole culinary community. We are honored to be able to support these wonderful organizations and hope you will too!
CWC Culinary and Hospitality Program
CWC - Jackson provides professional hands-on training for Culinary and Hospitality students earning an Associate of Applied Science degree through a condensed offseason program. Two internships are required in Jackson during the tourist seasons (Jun - Sept) and (Dec - Mar).
The ultimate goal is to partner with local businesses. These partnerships include internships, housing solutions, tuition reimbursement and career paths for graduates. We strive to hire highly trained executive chefs and resort managers to teach the American Hotel Lodging Association and Culinary Institute of America curriculum. We keep college tuition affordable at $11,000 for Wyoming residency.
The program has been in existence since 2007 and has utilized 17 working kitchens. We are thrilled to have identified land that will fit our academic and programmatic needs. Through SPET (Special Purpose ExciseTax), voters can authorize CWC to purchase land and design an academic facility that will include a teaching kitchen. CWC - Jackson is in the beginning stages of a capital campaign.
Check out this informative video about CWC and learn about the impressive curriculum
being offered right here in Jackson Hole!
Hole Food Rescue distributes excess food from grocery stores, bakeries, farms, and several local businesses to organizations serving the at-risk, in-need residents of Teton County, WY. Ultimately reducing the amount of edible food sent to Bonneville County Landfill - 101 miles away! - while creating more food security in our community.
Participating food retailers set aside unsellable, yet edible, food products in designated areas for HFR volunteers to pick-up
These food donations are collected by HFR volunteers on a daily basis and brought to the HFR Headquarters where they are sorted and organized for tailored donations. Weather permitting, you may find HFR volunteers biking food deliveries around town with a HFR bike trailer.
Hole Food Rescue's mission is to reduce food waste and food insecurity in our community.
At Hole Food Rescue, we live by our five core values:
1. We show up
2. We have fun
3. We value our relationships
4. We hold ourselves to high standards
5. We go the extra mile