VoiceOnyx got into the holiday spirit a little early this year. In October, several team members from our business phone service spent an evening at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Chef’s Night where they sampled a delicious menu created by local chefs, all in support of one of Second Harvest Food Bank’s workforce training programs.
The evening featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a sit-down dinner created by Michael LaDuke of The Capital Grille.
Supporting Local Chefs And Chefs-In-Training
All proceeds from Chef’s Night benefitted the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program at Second Harvest Food Bank. The Culinary Training Program is a 14-week program that teaches students life and culinary skills that are necessary to pursuing a sustainable career in the food industry. The program is available to qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults in the Central Florida area.
This is just the second year that Second Harvest Food Bank has presented their Chef’s Night fundraiser. Chef’s Night is part of the organization’s “Year of the Steak” event series, which features local chefs who have a stake in the community. More events are planned for 2017 and VoiceOnyx plans to continue our support of this important work.
The Power Of Community
This isn’t the first time that VoiceOnyx has helped a worthy cause. At our Central Florida business phone service, we believe in the power of community and supporting groups and individuals who need help in any way that we can. In the past, we’ve helped collect shoes through the Soles4Souls program so that people who need them can have gently used shoes.
The Second Harvest event was particularly important for us due to their focus on feeding kids and homeless veterans. Our Customer Service Manager, Marcie Morin is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was particularly interested in supporting Second Harvest specifically because of their work with veterans. As Marcie puts it, “Anything helps. Even five dollars. I’ve been in that situation before of needing help, so it means a lot to me for my workplace to make this investment.”
We’re looking forward to continuing to support worthy causes in 2017!