AUSTIN, Texas, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) announced Jocelyn Aventurado as this year's recipient of the Educator Excellence Award. She was selected by a panel of the TRAEF Board of Trustees consisting of chefs, educators and industry leaders. Ms. Aventurado will be recognized at the Texas Restaurant Association's annual gala, "Night of Excellence" June, 25th in Houston, Texas.
She will receive, as the award winner, $1000 to be used toward her culinary program, two tickets to the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace tradeshow in Houston, and will be represented as the Texas nominee for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ProStart Educator Excellence Award, in Chicago, May 2017.
Ms. Aventurado holds a Master of Science in Family & Consumers Sciences, has completed a Nutrition & Dietetics Internship at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, and received her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Click Here for Photo
"We are very proud of the example Ms. Aventurado models for her students. She represents the wonderful and dedicated talent Texas has amongst its educators," stated Richie Jackson, CEO, Texas Restaurant Association.
For more information, visit www.TexasProstart.com
About Texas ProStart
Texas ProStart is a high school restaurant management and culinary curriculum designed to build the industry's future workforce by offering career training to students. Students gain valuable restaurant and foodservice skills by learning in the classroom and working side-by-side with the industry's top professionals. Over 20,000 students from 235 high schools across the state are participating in the Texas ProStart program each year. The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation was created to support the efforts of the Texas ProStart program. It also raises money for scholarships for continuing education and creates student awareness for career opportunities.
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SOURCE The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation