Shawn DiGruccio has joined the Advisory Council of Catalyst Kitchens, a network of nonprofits launched by Seattle-based FareStart that provide training and employment resources to the homeless.
DiGruccio is currently VP of CDN, a manufacturer of thermometers and timers that has been a donor to Catalyst Kitchens for two years.
In her new role on the Council, she will work to secure sponsorship and to help foster relationships with other food service and retail companies.
“Catalyst Kitchens has a strong track record of success," said DiGruccio. "CDN is proud to be a donor, and I wanted to get more involved by joining the Advisory Council. It’s great to give someone a meal, but it’s even better to give someone the training they need to earn a living over a lifetime in the growing foodservice sector."
Catalyst Kitchens is in the midst of a five-year expansion process in which it aims to enroll 6,000 chefs-in-training each year, as well as to serve 10 million meals to the needy.