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  


  • 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.   

  • Event Committee:  Help plan and volunteer at industry events, share best ideas and best practices to conduct fundraising activities or events to benefit CORE  
  • Auction Committee: Secure items for CORE Auctions


CORE National Day of Service:

Everyone can volunteer and participate in a CORE National Day of Service the week of August 6th, 2023. Volunteers across the country will visit Food & Beverage(F&B) locations across the nation and in underserved communities to distribute CORE Back of House posters and increase awareness of CORE as a resource. This can serve as a team building exercise and you can invite your family, friends, and coworkers to join you to share back of the house posters with restaurant operators in your community.

Participation is Simple:

  • Print CORE Back of House Posters and Information Sheets for distribution.
  • Distribute these documents in-person or via email.
  • Visit Food & Beverage service operations in your town and in underserved communities.
  • While visiting Food & Beverage service operations venues post a photo using #COREgives.
  • We’ve provided sample social media posts for you in the Resource Center.


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