Avero is committed to giving back to the industry that we love by partnering with and supporting the following organizations:
The Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas, a non-profit organization committed to making a positive difference in the community and enriching the lives of deserving local students passionate about a career in hospitality and/or culinary arts by providing scholarships and mentorship opportunities. Each year, Avero sponsors one ECF student with an unparalleled exposure to New York City's restaurant industry and to the career paths available within this field. Over the course of four days, the student will meet with and learn from prominent chefs, managers and restaurateurs while experiencing some of city's most progressive dining trends.
Edible Schoolyard NYC - P.S. 216, an official affiliate of the Edible Schoolyard (ESY) program started by renowned chef and organic food activist Alice Waters. Its goal is to create a space in which the schoolchildren plant, harvest, prepare food and eat together, creating a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum, tied into New York State Standards.
Common Threads, an organization dedicated to educating children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking.
James Beard Foundation, committed to celebrate, nurture, and preserve America's diverse culinary heritage and future.
Share our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America.
Drive for the Cure Washington, DC, partnered with the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, Avero supports a 30 year tradition to help raise funds for the Washington Hospital Center Cancer Institute.
Champions for Children, supporting the Children's Hospital Boston, a community of people who are passionate about helping sick kids get better.
City Meals on Wheels, one of the largest meals on wheels programs in the U.S., delivering 2 million nutritionally balanced meals to over 16,000 seniors each year.
C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program), works with public schools across the country to prepare at-risk high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A national nonprofit, C-CAP manages the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the United States. Since 1990, C-CAP has awarded students $40 million in scholarships and donated $3.1 million worth of supplies and equipment to classrooms. C-CAP provides training and curriculum enrichment programs including: job training and internships, teacher training, cooking competitions and scholarships, college advising, career advising, and product donations. The nonprofit was immortalized in the 2008 Emmy-nominated documentary “Pressure Cooker,” which chronicled the senior year of high school for C-CAP students in Philadelphia. C-CAP operates programs in seven locations: New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; Hampton Roads, VA; District of Columbia/Prince George’s County, MD; and statewide in Arizona.