Cinco De Mayo Celebration Fundraiser for the Stonehouse Hospitality Academy
Recently the Private Industry Council of Butte County (PIC) notified Nevada County that they would be unable to continue operations of the StoneHouse Hospitality Academy. The Academy had been operating successfully for almost two years and provided important hands on job training for young people ages 18-24 to develop job skills in the hospitality industry.
The Miners Foundry's Board of Directors voted unanimously to become the ...operator of the program and will bring four trainees on as employees. Henry Harmon, the Chef Trainer, will continue with the program, providing training for the youth and managing events, baking production and food service. Nevada City Mayor, Robert Bergman, said, "I've watched this program closely from its inception here and I've supported it wholeheartedly all along. The Academy is an effective program. Henry is doing an excellent job with his trainees. I am delighted to hear that it will keep going."
Gretchen Bond, Executive Director of Miners Foundry, partnered with the Academy over the past few months and had been impressed with the program, service and trainees. She immediately began exploring partnership opportunities with Nikko Wu, owner of the Stonehouse, after hearing about PICs abrupt closure. Bond expressed her enthusiasm for the program, service and trainees and shared, "The Stonehouse and Miners Foundry have a common interest in keeping the program going. We have seen the many successes of the program first-hand and have been impressed. We believe that by working together the program can continue to succeed."
Trainees will continue to be screened and enrolled through the Nevada County One- Stop Business & Career Center, said Alison Lehman, Director of Social Services, Nevada County. "The program is geared to serve individuals who may have barriers to employment." Lehman continued to express gratitude for the partnership. "The Miners Foundry Board should be commended for responding and creating public/private partnership that will directly benefit young people and our community."
The community is invited to attend a fundraiser on Thursday, May 5, at the Old Brewery (StoneHouse) in Nevada City. Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo dinner featuring extraordinary Mexican cuisine, created and served by the StoneHouse Academy trainees. Tickets can be purchased for $25.00 online at BrownPaperTickets, at Briarpatch in Grass Valley or at the Miners Foundry or by calling 530-265-5040. All proceeds will go to support this critical community program.
StoneHouse Hospitality Academy
StoneHouse Hospitality Academy, a Nevada City based organization, provides hands on job training for service sector and hospitality industry positions for ages 18-24. Positions include preparation cook, dishwasher/utility worker, production cook, host and hostess, sous chef, waiters, catering techniques, and event planning. Job training takes place during the events that are held at the facility. The Academy books events of all types such as weddings, wedding receptions, conference events, board meetings, anniversary and birthday parties and retirement dinners.
Mission: The academy's goal is to provide service sector and hospitality training to at risk youth between the ages of 18 and 24 in a cost neutral or revenue generating programs. We strive to compliment, not compete with, local restaurant and catering businesses, providing them with well trained workers.
Development and Status: The StoneHouse Hospitality Academy was opened in 2009. Prior to this, the building housed the popular StoneHouse Restaurant. Built in 1882, it was once a brewery, Chinese restaurant, bowling stable, and a dance hall.
Products and Related Services
Services: The StoneHouse Hospitality Academy offers three food service areas:
1. Onsite food service and events management including weddings, conferences, workshops, and retreats at the Stone House
2. Outside catering at special events
3. Baking which specializes in cookie production and regional delivery six days a week.
Menu: The menu is seasonal and prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Stonehouse / Old Brewery
107 Sacramento Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|