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Narrowing the Gap: Connecting Food Industry Employers and Iowans with Disabilities

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Disability Rights Iowa is partnering with a number of central Iowa agencies to promote Narrowing the Gap: Connecting Food Industry Employers and Iowans with Disabilities. The goal of Narrowing the Gap is to kick off an industry/community partnership to train and employ Iowans with disabilities in the food industry.

Why hold this event? There are not enough cooks!

There is a projected gap in food industry jobs and workers of 14% by 2024 Iowans with disabilities could fill that gap

Keynote: Christine Ha was the first ever blind contestant and winner of Gordon Ramsay’s “MasterChef” season 3. Often, Christine can be found in the kitchen cooking comfort food. Her first cookbook, Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food was on the New York Times bestseller list.

Where: Iowa Culinary Institute, Des Moines Area Community College, 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd. Building 7

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

Tickets: $15 a plate, tickets available on Eventbrite http://narrowingthegap.eventbrite.com/?s=88401857 or call DRI at 515-278-2502 Ex: 34; RSVP by Nov 1

 

To donate tickets so that people with disabilities and their families can attend please go to  https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Driowa


To learn more about Disability Rights Iowa, visit their webpage at https://disabilityrightsiowa.org/