Central Market gifted the MacArthur High School culinary arts program with $5,000 at this last evening’s board meeting. Breanna Coit, Stephanie Herrera and Evelyn Vidales – students in the MacArthur culinary arts program – accepted the generous donation, along with their instructors, Chefs Angela Perry and Cathy Martin. 

Zach Moore, director of career and technical education (CTE) for the district is incredibly grateful for Central Market’s support. 

“I can’t think of a more deserving group of students to receive such a generous donation from Central Market,” says Moore. “This will go a long way in helping our culinary and hospitality students as the prepare to enter the workforce.”

Known for their philanthropic work, Central Market’s parent company H-E-B Grocery utilizes their Community Investment program to focus on several causes: education and literacy, hunger relief, health initiatives, social services, environmental programs, diversity, disaster relief and the arts. Investing in MacArthur’s culinary arts program ensures students will have the tools they need to succeed and lead the next generation of culinary artists. 

“At Central Market, we are ‘Really Into Food.’ It is our honor to invest in the education of students who possess a passion for food by providing funding to MacArthur High School’s culinary arts program,” says Robert Novotny, general manager of Central Market Southlake. “The skills they learn in this program will give them a head start when it comes to careers in the culinary arts.”

MacArthur High School will utilize the donation to purchase equipment for their classroom, full-size kitchen and student-run café, The Bistro. 

To learn more about MacArthur High School and their award-winning culinary arts program, visit IrvingISD.net/MacArthur.