PORTLAND, June 30, 2015 — Chipotle has partnered with The Portland Kitchen to host a special cooking demo for Portland’s youth on July 15, 2015. During the event, students will learn how to prepare healthy dips using the highest quality ingredients while becoming more familiar with Chipotle’s career opportunities.
Chipotle is dedicated to raising awareness amongst American youth about the foods they consume and setting the foundation for healthier lifestyles. By partnering with a local organization like The Portland Kitchen, Chipotle is able to further assist teens in their quests to leading better lives.
The Portland Kitchen is an after-school program for teens that teaches basic cooking and baking skills while encouraging youth to think about where their food comes from and how it is sourced. These culinary classes provide students with the job skills necessary for long-term success in their careers.
After recognizing Portland’s low on-time graduation rate and the effect that the wavering economic climate had on youth, The Portland Kitchen set out to create a space in which teens would be able to develop important skillsets and learn about sustainable foods. The Portland Kitchen is confident that the skills honed in the kitchen propel the city’s youth toward success not only in the workplace, but also in school and at home.
What: Chipotle Cooking Demo
Where: The Portland Kitchen’s Rental Space
St. Mathew’s Church
11229 NE Prescott St. Portland, OR 97220
When: Wednesday, July 15th 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that—where possible—are sustainably grown and Responsibly Raised® with respect for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards. This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and currently operates more than 1,600 restaurants. For more information, visit Chipotle.com.