Garland Canada donates $218,000 to George Brown College Yes Chef! campaign

TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - George Brown College has received $218,000 from Garland Canada, a division of Manitowoc Foodservice, to support its Yes Chef! campaign, a $5 million fundraising project supporting the expansion and revitalization to George Brown's Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts. In recognition of the donation - one of the campaign's larger contributions to date, The Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts will name two of its state-of-the-art culinary labs at 300 Adelaide St. East in Toronto the "Garland Commercial Ranges Culinary Lab" and the "Garland Canada Culinary Lab."

"On behalf of George Brown College, I would like to express our gratitude and enthusiasm for Garland Canada's support for our campaign," said John Walker, dean of George Brown College's Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts. "Our partnership will have a significant impact, enabling our Chef School to get even better and help us train more high-quality, work-ready graduates to the industry in our expanded facilities."

Garland Canada, a restaurant kitchen equipment manufacturer known for its quality and innovative foodservice equipment products, is a long-time supporter of the George Brown Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts and has previously outfitted the George Brown Chef School with its high-quality, industry leading equipment. Jacques Seguin, President of The Garland Group, has also supported George Brown College through his efforts as a member of the Yes Chef! fundraising cabinet.

"The opportunity to be called upon to assist in fundraising for such a worthy cause is a wonderful chance for me to contribute to the growth of the future culinary leaders of Canada," said Jacques Seguin, President of The Garland Group. "Garland Canada and Manitowoc take great pride in actively supporting an outstanding school with such a proud tradition of educating and supporting the future talent of our foodservice industry."

George Brown College's Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts is a Canadian leader in culinary arts and hospitality training. The Centre recently expanded its facilities at 300 Adelaide St. East in Toronto and restored a turn-of-the-century factory and warehouse building at 215 King St. East into what is now The Chefs' House, the college's signature street-front, student-run restaurant. The Yes Chef! campaign, which is helping to fund the expansion and revitalization, was developed to help the college meet the expected shortage of approximately 300,000 hospitality sector workers across Canada by 2015. With its new facilities and expanded programming, the college will be able to supply industry with additional hospitality and culinary graduates to support its labour market needs.

About George Brown College

With nine out of 10 graduates getting jobs within six months of graduation, Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its two main campuses located across the downtown core, George Brown offers nearly 160 programs across a wide variety of professions. Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees. More than 22,000 students attend the College (full-time equivalent) with another 68,000 registered with the George Brown College School of Continuing Education. For more information, please visit www.georgebrown.ca.

About Garland Canada

Garland Canada is part of The Manitowoc Company. Manitowoc is a worldwide company with a Foodservice division focused on the design, manufacture and supply of food and beverage equipment. Through its two operating groups, Global Food Service Equipment and Food Retail Equipment, it has manufacturing facilities in North America, the UK, Western Europe and Asia and a large portfolio of premium brands including Cleveland(TM), Convotherm(R), Dean(R), Delfield(R), Frymaster(R), Garland(R), Harford(TM), Jackson(TM), Kolpak(R), Koolaire(R), Kysor//Warren(R), Kysor Panel Systems(R), Lincoln(TM), Manitowoc(R) Ice, Manitowoc(R) Beverage Systems, McCall(TM), McCann's(R), Merco(R), Merrychef(R), Multiplex(R), RDI(TM), Savory(R), Servend(R), US Range(TM) and Varimixer(R).

SOURCE George Brown College

For further information: For further information: Paul Zanettos, Media Relations Consultant, (416) 415-5000 ext. 3428, pzanetto@georgebrown.ca


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