Students at Hollywood High School will be introduced to careers in the culinary industry during an event on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 7 p.m.
Students will participate in a series of “Restaurant High: A Taste of Tomorrow” seminars and workshops led by restaurateurs and chefs such as Michael Mina, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger and Ivan Orkin, as well as business leaders, such as John Ross Jr., director of customer solutions-digital engagement for PepsiCo. The seminars will be followed by a job fair with representatives of Chipotle, Universal Studios Hollywood, Mendocino Farms, Panda Restaurant Group, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Fresh Brothers.
The seminars are not limited to the food industry. Sessions on breaking into the fashion, music, entertainment, retail and automotive industries will also be offered, as well as workshops on interviewing and resume writing.
Participating celebrities include National Football League star Quentin Jammer, music and television personality Randy Jackson, actor Judge Reinhold, actor Terry Crews, and actor and director Colin Hanks.
Following the seminars, a community garden will be dedicated at Hollywood High School that will serve as an instructional tool for healthy eating habits. A food fair for students will be held from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on campus
“Hollywood High School is thrilled to host [Restaurant High]. Students will have the opportunity to meet, greet and mingle with TV personalities, corporate leaders from the fashion, entertainment and automotive industries as they explore the possibility of various careers and industries,” said Hollywood High School assistant principal Samuel Dovlatian.
For information call (323)856-1970, or visit www.restauranthigh.com.
The event at Hollywood High School is part of an annual food and restaurant industry summit being held at on Oct. 14 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Riley Lagesen, an attorney representing entities in the food and restaurant industry, founded the summit eight years ago and produces the event. He said it is the first time a school has been included, and he hopes to reach as many students as possible.
“Los Angeles is such a dynamic food city,” Lagesen said. “Wouldn’t it be great to showcase what all the restaurateurs are doing, and bring it to the people?”
The events at Hollywood High School are for students only. An after-party fundraiser that is open to the public will be held at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in support of The Kitchen Community. The English Beat will perform.
For information and to request entry, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
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