Chaffey Foundation Receives $1.7 Million from San Manuel
February 28, 2022
More students will have access to hospitality management and culinary arts training and careers with the support of a three-year $1.7-million grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Chaffey College plans to create a career pipeline through the partnership with San Manuel, offering at least six paid internships per semester, doubling the number of students able to enroll in the programs and adding faculty and staff positions.
Chaffey and San Manuel representatives gathered on Feb. 16 for a check presentation at the Chino campus, followed by a tour of the campus’ culinary lab.
More than 30 culinary and hospitality students will be able to apply for scholarships covering multiple semesters, becoming “San Manuel Scholars” through Chaffey’s “Fund a Dream” program.
“We are excited to embark on this partnership with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians because the demand for skilled workers in hospitality management and culinary arts in our region is expected to grow significantly in the coming years,” said Chaffey College Superintendent/President Henry Shannon. “We are grateful to San Manuel for giving us the resources to help meet this demand.”
The funding will allow Chaffey to provide students with state-of-the-art, industry standard kitchen equipment as well as a food truck. It will also help pay for uniforms and knife kits for culinary students.