BECOME AN AMBASSADOR. 

CORE relies on volunteers nationwide to serve as an ambassador and increase awareness and visibility of this organization.  This is a great way to directly help restaurant industry families who may qualify for a CORE grant when life does not go as planned and they face a qualifying circumstance.   

Ambassadors help in a variety of ways: 

  • Volunteer for CORE at industry events 
  • Leverage their voice on social media and throughout their professional network 
  • Distribute CORE back of the house posters in local neighborhoods or in underserved communities 
  • Host fundraisers to benefit CORE 
  • Refer F&B operations employees with children, who are facing a health crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster to apply for a grant
  • Serve as an industry leader  

WHAT DO WE ASK OF A CORE AMBASSADOR? 

  • Complete a 30-minute zoom training session  
  • Utilize social media (Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn) and professional networks to share CORE’s mission. 
  • Identify and approach potential donors from food and beverage suppliers, operators, and distributors 
  • Distribute CORE materials in your community 
  • Serve on one of the following Ambassador Sub committees 

These committees have been created to support CORE’s mission and serve as an extension to the team.  With your help, we will be able to expand our reach to the entire food and beverage service industry and help more families.   

  • Welcome Committee:   Welcome and mentor new ambassadors 
  • Event Committee:  Help plan and volunteer at industry events  
  • Auction Committee: Secure items for CORE Auctions  
  • Third Party Events: Share ideas, best practices and conduct fundraising activities or events to benefit CORE 
  • Operator Brand Advocate Committee:  Increase awareness about CORE to F&B operator team members, identify and refer qualified applicants, and guide employees with their CORE application process.  
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There are not enough words to describe how this organization has positively affected my employees who were families in need that received grants from CORE. I have seen some heartbreaking situations and it was so comforting to know that CORE was there to reach out to so that we could find ways to help our employees in their dire situations. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Lisa Moe
Former Director of Operations at ETRG Investments, LLC, a Zaxby’s licensee

JOIN CORE IN A NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE.

CORE National Day of Service:

Everyone can volunteer and participate in a CORE National Day of Service the week of August 28th, 2022. Volunteers across the country will visit F&B locations across the nation and in underserved communities to distribute CORE Back of House posters and increase awareness of this valuable resource. Encourage your family friends, and coworkers to join you and let operators know about CORE.

Participation is Simple:

  • Print CORE Back of House Posters and Information Sheets for distribution.
  • Distribute these documents in-person or via email.
  • Visit F&B operations in your town and in underserved communities.
  • While visiting F&B operations venues post a photo using #COREgives, #Pepsi and #JoseCuervoTequila.

CORE AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR:

Phil Probert

Philip Probert was born into the hospitality industry. He grew up in the bars his father owned and operated in the West Village, including the infamous Kenny’s Castaways on Bleeker Street, Don Hill’s and The Cutting Room. Immersed in New York City’s bars and restaurant scene at a young age, Phil found his passions come to fruition in a career and industry he grew up with. From serving tables at country clubs to producing festivals like Governors Ball in NYC, Phil has worked on all sides of the hospitality industry.

In his current role as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Craftable, Phil works directly with restaurant owners and operators to help them manage their businesses efficiently. Craftable is a fully-mobile back office restaurant management platform that handles everything from food ordering, invoice management, inventory, recipe cost management, and profitability analysis. Craftable’s clients include: Bareburger, Bartaco, Major Food Group, Ace Hotel, Kimpton Hotels, Wings Over, Barcelona Wine Bar, SBE, Bartaco, Hakkasan, Serafina, Dr. Smood, and hundreds more.

From a young age, my parents instilled within me and my siblings the importance of breaking bread— sitting down with family and sharing a meal. It was the foundation of my childhood. Which is why I’m so proud to be an ambassador at an organization that works to help struggling families in the hospitality industry not just survive, but thrive. Restaurant employees don’t always have the same safety nets as people in other industries, so when an employee with children faces a health crisis, medical diagnosis, injury, death or natural disaster, CORE is there for them. Taking care of others is incredibly important right now. In a world where the future is uncertain, I’m grateful for the opportunity to lift up those around me. I couldn’t think of a better organization to be a part of.”

Phil Probert

The word core means “the central or most important part of something”–and that is what CORE is for me. Working with CORE is fulfilling and provides an opportunity to give back to our own industry. Life without helping others seems selfish to me. I am blessed to be in a position where I can help, and the fact that it helps people following the same career path I took feels right to me. I am grateful to be part of CORE and support such an amazing group of people.
Mo Kennedy
CORE Ambassador