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Asheville’s African-American Restaurant Owners and Workers Honored During Black History Month

Octavius Boozier, a Kitchen Ready graduate and line cook at Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar, speaks to attendees at a Black History Month Reception honoring African American restaurant workers, held at Calypso, a St. Lucian restaurant in downtown Asheville.

 

Today, February 28, is the final day of Black History Month.

 

Last Wednesday, February 22, Asheville Kitchen Cabinet, Green Opportunities, and Calypso co-hosted a reception to honor the contributions of Black Americans to Asheville’s restaurant industry. 

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Green Opportunities Names J Hackett as New Executive Director

J Hackett with Cycle 13 Kitchen Ready graduates Stephen Hammond (L) and Jevia Nesbitt (R). Credit Green Opportunities.

 

Green Opportunities (GO) is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Joseph “J” Hackett as Executive Director effective Thursday, February 9, 2017. Mr. Hackett was selected from a pool of 89 candidates nationwide that applied for the position.

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GO’s “Table Service Essentials” Wait-Staffing Class Begins February 21 — Apply Today!

Recruitment is open for Green Opportunities’ wait-staffing training program, Table Service Essentials. This one-of-a-kind course prepares students with the skills and hands-on experience needed to launch a career in Asheville’s thriving restaurant service sector. The course is free for income-qualified students. Apply here.

 

 

The training program, which begins on Tuesday, February 21, is led by A-B Tech instructor Tim Tizzano, a veteran of the restaurant service industry with over 25 years of front-of-house experience.

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