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For Chefs

ACLAMO Culinary Celebration  |  April 30, 2017 (3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Support the Latino community and low income residents of Montgomery County by exhibiting your talents and showcasing your foodservice establishment at the ACLAMO Culinary Celebration

ACLAMO Family Centers and the Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College are gathering some of the best chefs of the area to prepare their specialty dishes for the first annual event.  Guests will enjoy a wide variety of sumptuous food, with each chef creating a dish inspired by the Latino tradition.  In addition, there will be an auction.

Nelly Jimenez Arevalo, ACLAMO’s Executive Director, and Chef Francine Marz, Culinary Arts Director at the Culinary Arts Institute, invite you to be featured as a chef at this event.  Three hundred of ACLAMO’s most influential supporters, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders of Montgomery County are invited.
Here is what will be provided to each participating chef:

  • Prominence in all advertising for this event
  • Opportunity for you to highlight your establishment
  • Certification of 501(c)(3) status for tax deduction purposes
  • Two tables draped with linen food storage, preparation and display
  • Plates and napkins will be provided at each table
  • If needed, culinary helpers will be provided by students of The Culinary Arts Institute.  Site will be available for setup starting at 1pm on May 1st.
  • Electrical outlets are available, but limited

What does each participating chef need to do?

  • Provide approximately 300 premade portions of your specialty dish, entrée, appetizer or dessert that was inspired in some way by the Latino tradition. Please let us know on the attached registration form what you are bringing so we can make appropriate signage for your table.
  • Provide chafing dishes, hot boxes, etc. to store your food. Limited access to the onsite kitchen is available, so please bring everything you need with you.
  • Email your restaurant or establishments logo for use in advertising and in the printed program.  (See attached registration form.)
  • Make sure your table follows current Montgomery County Health Department standards for the event.

Please complete and return the attached registration form to participate in this event.

ACLAMO FAMILY CENTERS
ACLAMO Family Centers provides educational programs, social services and health access to Latino and other low income residents by empowering them to succeed and become productive members of society.
ACLAMO was founded in 1976 by community volunteers in Norristown and Pottstown, was incorporated in 1977 and received tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) in 1978.

For 40 years the agency has been a reliable purchase-of-service provider of employment, housing, social and education services under contract to local, county and state government. In 1983 it was the first Latino agency to become a full member of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and United Way of Pottstown. Over the years ACLAMO has received and successfully implemented grants from many private donors, including foundations, corporate, sectarian and civic organization donors.

Today, ACLAMO Family Centers is still the only full-service agency for Spanish speakers in Montgomery County. Its leadership has invested years in developing a model integrating access to health and educational services for English language learner students from early childhood to adulthood, with a special focus on families with young and school age children.