Sen. Johnson: Students from Milwaukee Bay View’s ProStart Culinary Program help state capitol celebrate Black History Month

CONTACT: LaTonya Johnson

MADISON – In honor of Black History Month and the many extraordinary contributions of people of color in the state of Wisconsin, members of the Wisconsin State Legislature’s Black & Latino Caucus are hosting a reception in the State Capitol highlighting Milwaukee food and the next generation of aspiring young chefs.

Chefs from Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet restaurants– Milwaukee’s Point Burger Bar, Calderone Club, ChopHouse, and BelAir Cantina – will be assisted by students from Milwaukee Bay View High School’s ProStart Culinary Program, led by the executive chef of SURG Restaurant Group Jarvis Williams.

“I am thrilled to be able to share some of Milwaukee’s best food with our friends in Madison, to celebrate Black History Month, and to showcase some of the great work being done in Milwaukee schools,” said State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee). “Milwaukee is lucky to have so many passionate restauranteurs who believe in giving back. The ProStart Culinary Program is a prime example of a successful public-private partnership that helps to inspire our youth, teach them valuable skills, and build up our community.”