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NC HEF Summer Enrichment Series

June 25, 2018 - July 30, 2018

Join NC HEF for the first-ever Summer Enrichment Series. This series of events is designed to:

  1. Expose educators to career opportunities within our industry to share with their ProStart students;
  2. Allow educators to meet industry partners and learn from their experiences;
  3. Introduce educators to different segments of the hospitality industry; and
  4. Introduce industry professionals to the educators in hopes of building a pipeline of future employees.

There is no cost for any of the events in this series. Educators may register for one or all of the events offered. Space is limited and spots are first-come, first-serve. Please only register for events that you feel confident you can attend.

Although there are no pre-approved CEU credits through NCDPI for attending, educators will receive a certificate from NCRLA of their attendance and may submit to their school for consideration. Educators should work with their CTE director on issues related to transportation, additional meals and/or hotel accommodations.

Details for each individual event within the series are as follows:


Sysco Raleigh Tour & Food Innovations Demonstration

Monday, June 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1032 Baugh Rd., Selma, NC 27576

Attendees will visit Sysco Raleigh, one of North Carolina’s largest foodservice distributors. Participants will tour the warehouse and distribution facility, as well as learn from Sysco management about foodservice channels of distribution and career opportunities within this segment of the hospitality industry. Sysco chefs will host a culinary demonstration in the product development kitchens.

***Please wear close-toed comfortable walking shoes and bring valid driver’s license to present when entering at the gatehouse.


Butterball Headquarters Tour

Tuesday, June 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

1628 Garner Chapel Rd., Mt. Olive, NC 28365

Come learn about everything behind the scenes at one of NC HEF’s largest industry supporters, Butterball Corporation. Attendees should plan to meet at the Mt. Olive location at 9 a.m. for a facility tour followed by a culinary demonstration and discussion with their Butterball chef innovators and lunch. Attendees will also learn about Butterball’s marketing strategies and corporate career opportunities.


Umstead Resort & Spa Tour

Monday, July 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513

Attendees will meet and learn from various property managers about their role at the Umstead and their various career paths. Tour includes a look at BOH and FOH operations, as well as a light lunch in the five-star restaurant at the resort. Attendees will see an inside look at luxury property management.


TOPO Distillery and Restaurant Tour

Tuesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

505 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Attendees will see and experience the trendy side of distilled beverages that is popular among entrepreneurial ventures in North Carolina. Learn about the development and manufacturing of beverages made by TOPO and experience how they flow into the restaurant concept by the same distributor. Attendees will have a tour of the facilities and experience lunch.

***Please wear comfortable walking shoes as we will walk approximately four blocks from distillery to restaurant.


June 25, 2018
July 30, 2018
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