Calendar

Oct
16
Tue
Joseph Initiative Board Meeting
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.

Oct
18
Thu
“What’s Your Story?” Monthly Storytelling Series
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for this special time of storytelling.

Storytelling brings us together as a community and that’s what The Joseph Initiative wants to do.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: Lenoir Rhyne Conference Room (2nd Floor), 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC

September’s Storytelling Event:

This month, Teens Speak Out.

Yenifer Silva-Romero is a student at Asheville High, is in the CAYLA program and is a Joseph Initiative Board Member. She will be the moderator of a panel of students from her high school as they discuss Asheville from a teen’s perspective.

They will talk about family, school, social life, opportunities and future aspirations, as well as the difficulties and joys of living in Asheville. Let them know their story matters as they talk candidly about the things that are important to them.

Evening’s Agenda:

5:30-6:00pm     Light Dinner
6:00-7:00pm     Panel and Group Discussion

Please RSVP below so we can make sure there’s enough food for everyone.

Mark Your Calendar for These What’s Your Story? Storytelling Events:

October 18th: What it’s like to be a chef in Asheville – Prelude to Y.E.S. Chef Competition

Would your business like to sponsor one of these evening storytelling events? Please click here or contact Karen Cowan at [email protected] or by phone.

Everyone in the community is invited and welcome!

RSVP Now:

Nov
3
Sat
Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Competition
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Program and Competition is one of our Brighter Futures Youth Enrichment Service programs. This program is about bringing local talent to our WNC restaurant/hospitality community while investing in the future of culinary artisans.

The Details

  • We teamed up four high school students with the chef at a participating restaurant where he/she mentors them in the fundamentals of culinary technique.
  • While working in the restaurant they learn to create two healthy food items that will be presented in a culinary competition.
  • On November 3, 2018, the students and their restaurant mentors will participate in a food competition at A-B Tech.
  • The winner of the competition will hold bragging rights (along with a traveling trophy) for one year!

Participating High Schools and Restaurants

We have some fierce competition planned for November 3rd. Right now, four participating restaurants are mentoring students from four area high schools:

  • Clyde A. Erwin High School students are teamed up with The Biltmore Estates
  • Asheville High School students are teamed up with Chestnut
  • North Buncombe High School students are teamed up with Blue Ridge at The Omni Grove Park
  • TC Roberson High School Studens are teamed up with Dining Innovations at Biltmore Farms DoubleTree

Become a Program Sponsor

We are looking for businesses to sponsor the talents of our youth through the Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Program and Competition (click here to view our current list of sponsors). There are a number of affordable opportunities to showcase the products and services your business offers to our community. Pre- and post-event promotion on social media, in press releases, and printed flyers will let people know your business cares about investing in our youth. You will also have the ability to get in front of a large audience on the day of the event. Please click here for more information on sponsor opportunities.

Attend the Competition

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: Noon to 4:00 pm (arrived any time between those hours and stay as long as you would like)

LocatIon: A-B Tech, Magnolia Room

Details: The competition begins at noon on November 3rd and runs until 4:00pm. You can arrive at any time and stay as long as you like. The cost to attend is $10 per person which allows you to sample four food items and gives you a bottle of water. Once at the event, you can purchase additional tokens to sample more food items for $3 a token. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, September 27th.

Judging:  There are two types of judging that will occur at this event. We will have a panel of professionals from the restaurant community judging the dishes. The youth attending the event will also have the opportunity to judge the food items made by their peers. When the youth arrive at the event, they will be given a ballot to complete. At the end of the event, the ballots will be tallied. The winning restaurant will receive a trophy that will be housed at their location for one year. The winning students will receive a chef jacket.

Door Prizes: The Joseph Initiative will be raffling off various prizes throughout the day. You do not need to be present to win a prize. Click here to donate a door prize.

Entertainment: We will have music and other activities on the day of the event.

Nov
20
Tue
Joseph Initiative Board Meeting
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.

Dec
18
Tue
Joseph Initiative Board Meeting
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.

Jan
15
Tue
Joseph Initiative Board Meeting
Jan 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.

Feb
19
Tue
Joseph Initiative Board Meeting
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.

Mar
19
Tue
Joseph Initiative Board Meeting
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.

Apr
16
Tue
Joseph Initiative Board Meeting
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.

May
21
Tue
Joseph Initiative Board Meeting
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 5:30pm and end at 6:45pm.