Our Community Involvement
Our commitment to service, teamwork, and integrity extends well beyond the wall of The Stocked Pot and Company Cooking School and Team Building Events and Catering by Simple Elegance. Consistent with our mission, vision and core values, our staff are involved in community efforts and charitable initiatives throughout the Piedmont Triad and beyond. The Stocked Pot and Company along with Catering by Simple Elegance, owned and operated by Andrew and Donald McMillan since 1985, has a continued history of supporting our Community. Food and Nutrition play a very important part in our livelihood and Simple Elegance has been at the forefront since its inception. North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt recognized this contribution when he awarded our company the 1994 Governor’s Business Award in the Arts and Humanities. The many community organizations aided by the efforts of the McMillan family are too numerous to list; but the need is long and our efforts will continue to assist as many as feasible.
Chef Don McMillan C.E.C. A.A.C. instituted through The American Culinary Federation, a Chef and Child hands-on nutrition culinary training for area children. It started in 1991 in Forsyth County and to date has expanded to 17 North Carolina counties, training over 220 children each summer. In addition, Chefs Donald and Andrew McMillan in 2010 were invited to the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama to join chefs from across our country to participate in the Chefs Move to Schools program. This program assists local schools in providing nutritious meals to our school children. Three local schools are now part of this program, as well as a hands-on culinary program for Head Start children and their families, conducted each school year. An annual Childhood Nutrition Day Breakfast with the ACF Chefs held each October, showcases the need for good nutrition for all our children. This grand event, which is held in four locations and hosted by The Triad Chapter of The American Culinary Federation, will feed over 1200 healthy breakfasts to Head Start Children, their families, teachers, community leaders, first responders, local college students and athletes.
We at The Stocked Pot and Company Cooking School and Team Building Events and Catering by Simple Elegance, strongly feel that the future of our community is within the hands and stomachs of our children.
Catering by Simple and The Stocked Pot and Company offers the best in culinary experiences and customer service. We specialize in catering, culinary team building, liquid nitrogen culinary experiences, hands-on culinary cooking parties and Engagement Experiential Marketing for celebrating company achievements, entertaining clients or rewarding employees.
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