Lyons Magnus Launches New Line Of Sauces To Benefit Prostart – The Nation’s Leading High School Culinary And Restaurant Management Training Program

Global Food Supplier Introduces Two New Chocolate Sauces Selected by ProStart Students 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 6, 2017 – Lyons Magnus, a leading food supplier and supporter of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), announced today that the company will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of its Sweet Indulgence Sauce line which now includes two new chocolate sauces, to the NRAEF’s ProStart program. 

The two new sauces were selected earlier this year by a group of ProStart students who visited the Lyons Magnus testing facility at their offices in Fresno, California. The two new Sweet Indulgence Sauces that go on sale this week include Chocolate Mint Sweet Indulgence Sauce and Sea Salt Chocolate Sweet Indulgence Sauce.
Kent Walrack, President and Chief Operating Officer, Lyons Magnus, invited a group of eight ProStart students from Bonita High School, La Verne, California and Bryte CTE, West Sacramento, California to spend the day with Lyons Magnus’s product development team to taste test and try new recipes using a variety of Lyons ingredients.  Following a careful selection process, the students picked two of the new sauces that will officially bear the ProStart label.  Lyons Magnus will make these sauces available to all restaurant operators nationally and expects to make a significant impact in contributing additional funds to the ProStart program.      

“I have seen the talent of ProStart students, and all of us at Lyons Magnus want to ensure that this program continues to thrive to set our industry up for success in the future,” Walrack said. “With this new promotion strategy, we will be able to market our products to the restaurant and foodservice industry while also significantly benefiting the ProStart program.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Lyons Magnus as we continue to enhance and grow the ProStart program,” said Rob Gifford, Executive Vice President, NRAEF. “Lyons has been a long-standing supporter of the NRAEF and the proceeds raised from the sale of these new sauces will help our 140,000 ProStart students across the U.S. achieve their dreams of becoming future restaurateurs, food service leaders, entrepreneurs and chefs.”

About the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation:  As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF exists to enhance the restaurant industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. The NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain a career-oriented professional workforce for the restaurant industry. In 2016, the restaurant and foodservice industry is projected to provide a record 14.4 million jobs, making it the nation’s second largest private sector employer. For more information on the NRAEF, visit ChooseRestaurants.orgFor information on the National Restaurant Association, visit www.Restaurant.org

About ProStart:  ProStart is the NRAEF’s signature culinary and restaurant management educational program that reaches thousands of high school students across the United States, Guam and Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and the Pacific. ProStart is a career and technical education program focused on teaching culinary arts and restaurant management fundamentals through a combination of classroom  instruction and work experience. The program reaches nearly 140,000 students annually across 1,800 high schools and career and technical education centers. For more about the program, visit ChooseRestaurants.org/Programs-and-Scholarships/Meet-ProStart

About Lyons Magnus:  A leader in the foodservice industry, Lyons Magnus develops and markets quality products with innovative packaging to meet the needs of Foodservice, Ingredient and International customers.  With manufacturing locations in Fresno, California and Walton, Kentucky Lyons Magnus is uniquely situated to supply our products nationally as well as internationally.  With a focus on Fruit, Flavors, Cocoa, and Juice products we instil the hardworking traits of our farming background into the products we manufacture.  For more information on Lyons Magnus, visit LyonsMagnus.com  

Media Contact:
Tori Hyndman, NRAEF

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