Austin, Minnesota.And November 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the winners of this year’s two awards. $10,000 Hormel Heroes Scholarships. The Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program was established by Hormel Foods to support students with military backgrounds pursuing degrees in a culinary arts or food service management related program and operated by the National Restaurant Education Foundation (NRAEF).
“Hormel Foods is honored to support members of our military who have given so much for our nation,” he said. Mark Urada, vice president of food services at Hormel Foods. “These scholarships are a small way to show our appreciation to students who have served or served our country and are seeking careers in the food service industry. We are pleased to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients, Christina Gilman And Rose Picard. Thank you both for your dedicated service and best of luck in all your future endeavours.”
Gilman is a US Marine Corps sergeant as the 3,381 food service professionals aboard Camp Pendleton. She is in her second year of an undergraduate program at American Public University and is majoring in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Food Services and a certificate in Restaurant Operations.
“My goal is to own real estate in Virginia, where I will operate a vineyard venue with a vision to create a long-term sustainable family legacy. Gilman said I envision my family working alongside me and raising our family’s name with hard work, passion, dedication, clarity and perseverance. “My first job was working in a family owned authentic Mexican restaurant, where I started as a hostess at 15. I made my way into a waitress when I turned 18, graduated from high school and moved independently. I learned what it means to work hard in this family restaurant, and it set the tone for a I did it as a food service specialist in the military.
Pickard is a Veteran who served with the rank of Sergeant First Class in the United States Air Force. She is currently in her third year of an undergraduate program at The Culinary Institute of America Specialized in baking and pastry arts. She is working towards her goal of being her own baking coach.
“My career goals are to be a bakery and pastry instructor at a college or university,” Pickard said. “I had the opportunity in the Army to mentor young soldiers to become 92J (food service professionals).” “I fell in love with teaching when I was an advanced culinary teacher at Fort Lee, Virginia. This scholarship from the prestigious National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation will help me achieve this lifelong goal. I feel humbled as I think about my life and see myself accepted in me Culinary Institute of America. “
“On Veterans Day, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is proud to celebrate our nation’s heroes through continuing education and training as they return to civilian life,” he said. Rob Gifford, President of the NRAEF. “Thanks to our partners at Hormel Foods, we can provide veterans with the financial support they need to improve their skills and advance their careers. Congratulations to Christina and Rose – we are proud to have you join us as NRAEF researchers.”
About Hormel Food – Inspirational people. Inspiring food. ™
Hormel Foods, headquartered in Austin, Minnesota., is a global branded food company with more than 10 billion dollars In annual revenue across more than 80 countries around the world. Its brands include farmers®Skype®Spam emails®Hormel® natural choice®, Applegate®Justin®entirely®Hormel® black mark®Columbus® And over 30 other popular brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and was named the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, in the “World’s Best Employers 2000” list by Forbes For three years, one of Fortune’s most admired companies, it has been featured in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The Best 100 Corporate Citizens” list for 12 years, and has received numerous other awards and honors for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its own statement of purpose – Inspired People. ™ Inspired Food. – To bring some of the world’s most trusted and recognized brands to tables all over the world. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
About the National Association of Educational Restaurants (NRAEF)
As the National Restaurant Association’s charitable organization, the National Restaurant Association’s educational foundation’s mission of serving the public is dedicated to promoting industry training and education, career development and community engagement efforts. NRAEF and its programs work to attract employers and advance the workforce in restaurants and food services today and in the future. NRAEF programs include: ProStart® – a high school career and a technical educational program; Restaurant Ready – Partnering with community organizations to provide youth interested in justice with skills, training, and employment opportunities; Military – helping military and military personnel transfer their skills to degrees in restaurants, food services, and hospitality; and the Hospitality Industry Registered Apprenticeship Project – a partnership with the American Hotel and Residence Corporation (AHLAF) that offers a hospitality apprenticeship program to the industry. For more information about the NRAEF, visit ChooseRestaurants.org.
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