BOULDER, Colo. – Wednesday, June 2, 2009 -- Culinary Software Services, the leading provider of back-of-the-house technology for the foodservice industry, recently
announced the creation of the ChefTec Fund.
The purpose of the ChefTec Fund is to provide non-profit groups with free copies of the award winning ChefTec Software.
"The economic downturn has had a serious impact on non-profits across the country, with both corporate and individual giving dropping by
significant levels as the recession lingers," observed Culinary Software Services' President, Brian Bennett.
"As a company we have always strived to be a positive part of our community, making donations and funding sponsorships as much as possible.
This just seemed like an obvious way we could help organizations that are providing the most essential services to our nation's most
vulnerable citizens. It's a way for ChefTec to do a little good out there, helping groups that are providing food and shelter in these tough
times control costs and manage inventory. Really it was a no-brainer!"
The first beneficiary of the ChefTec Fund is Life's Kitchen, of Boise, Idaho. Life's Kitchen is dedicated to transforming the lives of
at-risk young adults by building self-sufficiency and independent living through comprehensive foodservice and life skills training.
Upon completion of the 16-week residential program, these young people are placed into entry level jobs in the foodservice industry.
Life's Kitchen supports its non-profit program with catering, a café and a contract food business, as well as private donations and community grants.
The group will use their copy of ChefTec Plus for both training purposes and to help control costs and manage menus in the foodservice programs.
For more information about Life's Kitchen and the important work they do, visit www.lifeskitchen.org.
To be eligible for a donated copy of ChefTec Software organizations must be a certified 501 (3) (c) non-profit under IRS rules,
and must be able to document how the software will be used as a part of the group's primary mission.
Examples of groups that will be eligible for donations from the ChefTec Fund include shelters for the homeless or victims of domestic violence,
group homes, and food banks. Non-profit groups interested in applying for assistance from the
ChefTec Fund may contact Alexandra Lynch via email at Marketing@CulinarySoftware.com or call 303-447-3334.
About Culinary Software Services, Inc.
Culinary Software Services, Inc. is the leading provider of foodservice software to the hospitality industry. Products include ChefTec and CorTec
for recipe and menu costing, inventory control, purchasing and ordering, and nutritional analysis. Culinary Software Services won the IQ Award for
Software Products & Services and ChefTec twice won the Innovator's Award for Technology from the California Restaurant Association. Installations
include all Marriott International Hotels Worldwide, Charlie Trotter's, Whole Foods Market, Dean & Deluca, The Art Institute of New York City,
Concessions International, and Publix Super Markets. Founded in 1990, Culinary Software Services is located in Boulder, Colo. For more information
visit our Web site at www.ChefTec.com.