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Starbucks partnership yields tasting and donation
By Wanda Agnew, PhD, RD-LRD, UTTC Nutrition and Foodservice Instructor
2 December 2013

      Starbucks has partnered with United Tribes for the benefit of students in the college’s Nutrition and Foodservice Program. The partnership was celebrated with a coffee-tasting and check presentation October 3 in the UTTC Skill Center.

      Attending were Starbucks personnel from the local coffee shops: Manager Cole Hagele and Assistant Mgr. Jason Herd, Manager Matt Hansana, and Starbucks North Dakota District Manager Jessica Kohanowski.


POUR BOYS: Bismarck Starbuck’s Assistant Mgr. Jason Herd, at left, and Store Manager Cole Hagele do the honors during a coffee tasting and check presentation October 3 at United Tribes. At rear is Matt Hansana, manager of Starbuck’s south store.

      Kohanowski presented a check to United Tribes for over $1,400 during the event. The contribution represented the proceeds of their coffee sales during the United Tribes 2013 International Powwow in September. Starbucks employees staffed a booth in the powwow food court.

      This exciting and worthy partnership began with a conversation and connection between community leaders representing the local Starbucks outlets and the UTTC Development office. Starbucks is active in supporting students interested in the foodservice industry.

      In today’s world, families enjoy eating away from home and expect quality in their beverages, food, presentation and service. The philosophy of both Starbucks and the UTTC Nutrition and Foodservice Program supports these expectations.

      The partnership involves working together to build high quality values in future employees that support and maintain a strong foodservice work force, which the public expects.

      Included are financial support, hands-on training, and work experience specific to students enrolled in UTTC’s Nutrition and Foodservice Program. Students benefit greatly from the partnership. They apply for support based on need identified through faculty and student discussions.

      Please join us in congratulating and thanking Starbucks for their generous support! More info: wagnew@uttc.edu.

 

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