NH Food Bank's Chef Jayson McCarter Receives Prestigious Honor

Manchester, NH (March 13, 2012) - New Hampshire Catholic Charities is pleased to announce that Chef Jayson McCarter of the New Hampshire Food Bank’s Recipe for Success Culinary Training Program was selected as a recipient of the New Hampshire Union Leaders’ 40 Under Forty Award for 2012. The annual award recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 from New Hampshire that accomplish great things in business, politics or the community. The event was co-sponsored by the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire and Citizens Bank.

After a storied background, that included being a chef at the White House under two United State’s presidents, Jayson came to New Hampshire Catholic Charities with the skills to make a difference. With his culinary knowledge and knack as a teacher, Jayson helped develop the Recipe for Success Training Program. The goal of Recipe for Success is to help individuals suffering financial hardship gain the skills and experience necessary to seek employment in the food service industry. Through the four years of the program’s existence the New Hampshire Food Bank is approaching 200 graduates.

“I am humbled to have received this award,” said Chef Jayson, “There are so many people in my life that made this possible. I cannot thank them enough.”

“We are honored to have people like Jayson and the dedicated staff and volunteers of the New Hampshire Food Bank who are so dedicated to serving others,” said Mel Gosselin, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “The Food Bank’s success in fighting the route causes of hunger is only possible with the time and talents of great people like Jayson.”

Read Jayson’s full award bio here on UnionLeader.com

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