More than 20 seniors from San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) have been awarded $1,500 scholarships by C.H. Guenther & Son (CHG) to pursue careers in food service or a related industry.
The seniors, from 11 different campuses, are participants in the SAISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Through CTE, students choose a career cluster and participate in courses that provide them with the knowledge and skills they need for college, trade programs, and a future career.
Most of the 22 students awarded the CHG scholarship are seeking careers in the culinary industry, agriculture, business, hospitality and tourism, and event management. The scholarships are part of Guenther Gives, CHG’s corporate giving program which focuses on addressing the root causes of challenges faced in the communities in which CHG operates. The program looks to direct resources toward food security, health and well-being, and education. The education component is geared toward educating future food and beverage industry leaders in health, quality, safety and sustainability.
“Through scholarships like these, CHG can focus on programs that provide students with the technical knowledge and real-world skills they need to get started in a current or an emerging profession,” says John Buckles, CEO of CHG. “We hope these students will succeed in their chosen careers and use their skills to support their community in San Antonio.”
About C.H. Guenther & Son
San Antonio-based C.H. Guenther & Son is a leading food manufacturer that has delivered high-quality products and “just baked from scratch” flavor for 170 years. Founded in Texas in 1851, the global company employs more than 4,000 people in 29 manufacturing locations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. CHG is a leading supplier of value-added grain-based and frozen food products for foodservice clients and select consumer markets. CHG’s well-loved retail brands such as Pioneer, White Wings, Sun-Bird and Cuisine Adventures have been included at family meals for generations. CHG is owned by Pritzker Private Capital (PPC) along with management and other co-investors. Visit us at www.chg.com.