Tickets are now available for the Live Virtual Cooking Class Fundraiser benefiting Taste the Impact. 100% of the proceeds will support the nonprofit’s youth entrepreneurship program that uniquely combines classroom learning and hands-on business experience to equip high school students with the skills they need to succeed in college and careers.
The Virtual Cooking Classes will be held once per month from May through October, 2021, and will feature a variety of top chefs, from local favorites to national celebrities. Chefs donating their time and talents for this fundraiser include (in order of appearance):
Tickets are $100 per class or $250 for three, with all proceeds benefiting Taste the Impact.
“In these challenging times when our usual in-person fundraising events had to be cancelled, we had to look at things differently and come up with new ideas,” said Executive Director Marie Capita of the organization that is wholly dependent upon donations and fundraisers. “We are so fortunate to have an amazing lineup of chefs who believe in our program and are willing to host a virtual cooking class to benefit our students and community. We appreciate them so much and know our supporters will love their virtual experience with them.”
That ability to look at problem situations and find creative solutions is a big part of the skillset that participating students gain from the Taste the Impact Program. Through the companion social business, Taste of Immokalee, high school students are immersed in real-world business environments, which includes all the challenges of operating a company. These are the types of soft skills that cannot be taught in classroom environments alone, and one of the reasons why Taste the Impact is certified by the Florida Ready to Work program. Visit the website to learn more or register for the event.
About Taste the Impact
Taste the Impact is a nonprofit youth entrepreneurship program that uniquely combines classroom learning and hands-on business experience to equip high school students with the skills they need to succeed in college and careers. The original training program behind Taste of Immokalee, the separate nonprofit was formed in 2019 to focus on expanding its reach and preparing more deserving high school students to become truly career-ready and employable in today’s professional workforce. Learn more at https://www.tastetheimpact.org/.
About Taste of Immokalee
Taste of Immokalee is a benefit corporation founded in 2014. What began as a seed of an idea by a group of local high school students has grown into a social enterprise that creates and sells specialty food products representing the unique blend of Immokalee’s culture and rich agriculture. Those products are sold online and in supermarkets, including over 240 Publix locations. Taste of Immokalee is committed to providing students with hands-on experience in all aspects of business, with a focus on giving back. Profits are returned to the community of Immokalee to benefit youth programs and alleviate hunger and poverty. Learn more at www.TasteofImmokalee.com.