ARC Broward Culinary Institute Included in Broward Airport Concession Proposal by MERA Corporation

Natalie Horowitz
April 4, 2013
The ARC Broward Culinary Institute, a successful nonprofit social enterprise, is proud to announce that it has been included as part of a team of exciting food and beverage vendors in a new MERA Corporation proposal. This new business venture will operate concessions in two terminals at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
“Including a local nonprofit organization that uses food as a tool to transform lives of members of the local community is creative and impactful,” said Dennis Haas, President/CEO of ARC Broward. In addition to providing “grab and go” menu items to airport travelers, the ARC Broward Culinary Institute will also participate in other food preparation activities, and graduates will have new employment opportunities to explore.
Although the completion of this new venture depends on the approval of a Selection Committee and ultimately, Broward County Commissioners, simply being included in the MERA Corporation proposal has already opened many doors for ARC Broward Culinary Institute students. “The MERA Corporation owner and their team are genuinely committed to our involvement and the success of the project. They have treated us like dignitaries and have an amazing concept for the food concessions at these terminals,” said Haas.
About ARC Broward Culinary Institute
The ARC Broward Culinary Institute uses food as a tool to transform lives and build stronger communities. The ARC Broward Culinary Institute was founded in 2006 as a job training and placement program for individuals seeking self-sufficiency and financial stability. Since this time, we have provided opportunities for people to transform their lives, while also serving meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children in settings throughout South Florida.
About ARC Broward
Incorporated in 1956, ARC Broward is a nationally accredited, private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with autism, Down Syndrome, and other intellectual disABILITIES, as well as those with various life challenges. ARC Broward operates three social enterprises including the ARC Broward Learning Institute, ARC Broward Culinary Institute and ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services and provides services through 22 programs in 8 locations across Broward County. By working hand in hand with families, guardians, businesses, civic organizations, donors and funders, encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes are provided so that people with disABILITIES and other challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. To learn more or to donate visit or call 954-746-9400.
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