Conestoga news

November 18, 2004 3:31 PM

M&M Donates to Conestoga Hospitality Programs

Mac Voisin is a great local business success story and a friend of Conestoga.

His connection with the Conestoga College Golf Classic resulted in the establishment of the Mac Voisin Scholarships in the School of Business and Hospitality.

Now, his company, the innovative M&M Meat Shops, has come out in support of Conestoga. The company has pledged a gift of $50,000, which will go towards the purchase of new equipment in the Food and Beverage Management program's dining room and the oenology/bartending lab at Conestoga's campus in Waterloo.

The hospitality industry is a key part of the local economy, and the equipment and facilities improvements that will result from the donation will attract more students to the field and provide better, more professional learning opportunities.

The dining room, a popular and well-regarded facility in the community, will get a new entrance featuring items such as an awning and more prominent signage. The oenology/bartending lab will be refitted with a number of new instructional stations, plus features that may include lockable storage for glassware, a new ice-making machine, a new refrigerator and a demonstration bar.

In addition to the co-op Food and Beverage Management program, Conestoga offers a co-op Chef Training program, plus a wide array of part-time courses in everything from Bartending Techniques and Wine Appreciation to Basic Cooking on a Budget, Cake Decorating and Creative Gourmet Cooking.

CONTACT: Ingrid Town, 519-748-5220, ext. 3490,