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May 2015

SAVE THE DATE: “Plates for Puentes” is June 11th

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On Thursday, June 11th, several Philadelphia restaurants will be donating a portion of their profits to an organization whose mission is to help the very backbone of the restaurant business: the Latino community.

Many of the individuals who work in area restaurants lack health insurance, have limited education and language training and are desperately seeking the necessary resources to get things we take for granted: annual health check-ups, a visit to the dentist, educational help, and removing language barriers to better understand systems in place. Puentes de Salud is the solution to this problem and they need continuous financial support.

Puentes de Salud is a nonprofit organization providing free health care and educational programs for anyone in need. It has become the “go to” resource for many restaurant employees because of their focus on assisting the city’s Latino immigrant community.

On June 11th, restaurants across the city are being asked to donate a portion of their proceeds from dinner service to this very important cause. There is still time for restaurant owners and chefs who would like to get involved to do so by clicking here. Diners can see which of their favorite restaurants are participating by clicking here.

Puentes de Salud just opened a brand new clinic and community wellness center at 1700 South Street at the end of April. This will no doubt prove to be a truly incredible resource for the restaurant family of Philadelphia, as many restaurant employees will now be able to easily access affordable health and dental care, as well as take advantage of valuable educational programming and community building opportunities.

So come on out on June 11th and help support the Philly restaurant community and the hardworking men and women who are so valuable to this business! Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more info!

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Sneak Peek of June at COOK

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Above: Lou Boquila of Audrey Claire.

It’s about that time… Our June classes go on sale TODAY at 2pm, so you know the drill. Take a look at the schedule preview below, share with friends and family and then go here promptly at 2pm to purchase your seats!

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