Strong corporate-to-college partnerships have the ability to change lives, impact businesses, and transform communities. A shining example is the relationship between Oxnard College’s Culinary Arts Program and Ventura Townehouse.
As Ventura’s premier luxury resort living community, Ventura Townehouse is home to an exceptional restaurant and dining program. It’s executive chef, Bryan Gross, initiated the relationship by reaching out to Adam Hart, professor of OC’s popular culinary program. It didn’t take long for its owner, Jay Kovaacs, and executive director, Evan Granucci to embrace the idea of a partnership.
On Thursday, January 26, the Ventura Townehouse directors presented a $10,000 check to Adam at its facility on Telegraph Road. It was the second such contribution, which outfits students with knife kits, books, uniforms, and other invaluable educational resources.