Shared stories result in insights and build empathy! This was the lesson enjoyably learned when four of CHEF’s directors got together with our five current FGCU scholarship recipients on the occasion of FGCU’s most recent Scholarship Luncheon, held November 17 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Our esteemed board member Dr. Randy Upchurch, Director of the School of Resort and Hospitality Management, had thoughtfully arranged our table.

How captivated and proud we felt as our awardees shared what motivates them and what career paths they are considering, and how grateful we were to realize that it’s because CHEF not only exists but thrives that we are able to provide them with significant financial support. What a special pleasure it will be to see them again and introduce them to our enthusiastic supporters on the occasion of our forthcoming fundraiser to be held on April 3, 2018!

– By Jeannette Boucher, President                                    

Photo Credit: Ivan Seligman, Director










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