ICE is proud to partner with STREETS International, an innovative social enterprise initiative with the purpose to develop and operate sustainable programs for street kids and disadvantaged youth in SE Asia and throughout the world. STREETS International was founded by former ICE Culinary Management Instructor Dr. Neal Bermas with Sondra Stewart in 2007 in order to train and prepare disadvantage youth for careers in hospitality. The program incorporates many components, including classroom instruction, hands-on work experience, housing and all the necessary social and community support.
This is the first real chance for many disadvantaged young adults to transition from poverty and life on the streets to the dignity of self-sufficiency that comes with a successful career in hospitality. ICE President Rick Smilow is a current board member and ICE fully supports the STREETS mission. In this very special demo, two Vietnamese students from the STREETS program will demonstrate classic dishes from their home country – Winter Melon Soup and Bahn Xeo. They will also discuss their experiences with the STREETS program and exchange cultural experience with ICE students and Alumni. Join us on this exciting day where we can share our cultures and shared experiences through food!
Open and Free for all ICE students and alumni only.
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