Austin Ed Fund
Austin’s school district has taken bold steps to bring scratch cooking to schools despite many school kitchens not having space or funding for needed equipment. In 2016, AISD Food Services has added 30 new scratch-cooking recipes introducing students to new cuisines, global flavors and fresh vegetable-based dishes. The Premiere Events Community Grant funded hot plates to the Austin Ed Fund to support the scratch-cooking approach at schools that still do not have this equipment. These hot plates can be moved and will be also used for cooking demos to further culinary education in local schools. The funds from this grant will potentially benefit thousands of students during the life of the equipment.