A non-profit organisation and a Michelin-starred chef team up for BonelliErede’s new corporate social responsibility project: Project Chef
7 September 2016

Project Chef, the latest social initiative launched by BonelliErede, is a professional training project in the catering sector for young apprentices from Cometa Onlus, a non-profit organisation that for years has been committed to welcoming young people with family problems and providing them with education and training.

In addition to partnering with Cometa, BonelliErede has also joined forces with one of the most famous restaurants in Italy: the Michelin-starred “Da Vittorio”, owned by the Cerea family.

Project Chef involves hiring young apprentices from the Cometa catering school for six-month periods at BonelliErede’s restaurant and canteen, where they can put into practice the skills they have acquired at the catering school.

This work experience in BonelliErede’s dining facilities is a real test in the training process of these young professionals in the catering sector. The firm’s canteen serves over 180 meals every day, with the firm’s restaurant welcoming about 40 people – among them partners and guests – on a daily basis, and over 90 people every month for events hosted at the Milan office, amounting to a grand total of over 55,000 meals served every year.

This project gives the young apprentices the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade by working side by side with the Cerea family, with whom BonelliErede launched a partnership for the Milan office’s internal catering service a few months ago.

Project Chef is rooted in two of BonelliErede’s key objectives: furthering our strong commitment to giving back to the community and ensuring high quality catering services are available for all on site.

“This new project” – commented Stefano Simontacchi and Marcello Giustiniani, Co-managing Partners of BonelliErede – “is testament to our vocation and continuing commitment towards giving back to the community. Once again, we have concentrated our efforts on a training project of excellence aimed at young people, specifically focusing on disadvantaged children and young people, something that has always been a hallmark of our social responsibility activities”.