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Become an Ambassador.

Serving as a CORE Ambassador is a great way to support the organization and directly help the restaurant industry families during difficult times. A CORE Ambassador is an external agent of the organization that is a passionate and positive supporter of CORE’s mission, events and fundraising. A CORE Ambassador utilizes social and professional networks to share CORE’s mission.

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What Is Required of a CORE Ambassador?

  • Complete 1 hour training session over the phone.
  • 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
  • Encourage Ambassadorship from others professionals
  • Volunteer at CORE events
  • Pass a criminal background check through CORE’s designate provider

CORE 2019 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)