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Michigan Army National Guard to Host Culinary Recruiting Event for ProStart Students During MiCareerQuest Southwest

Event will highlight unique and rewarding career paths for culinary professionals in the Michigan Army National Guard

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG) in partnership with the Michigan Hospitality Foundation (MHF) and with assistance from local high school culinary students enrolled in ProStart, will prepare meals in Mobile Kitchen Trailers for 4,000 eighth-grade students during MiCareerQuest Southwest on October 24-25, 2023 at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo.

  • WHO: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; Amanda Smith, executive director of the MHF; MIARNG Recruiting & Culinary Professionals; ProStart Culinary Students
  • WHAT: Culinary Recruiting Event & Cooking Demonstrations During MiCareerQuest Southwest
  • WHEN: October 24-25, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Optimal time for media interviews is 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day.
  • WHERE: Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Media are invited to attend the event to capture MIARNG culinary professionals working side-by-side with local high school culinary students and remarks by MIARNG recruiting and culinary professionals and MHF leadership. To RSVP, please contact Michael Kroll at 517-285-9734 or




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