|Culinary School of the Rockies' Founder Named to Business Hall of Fame|
|Thursday, 01 May 2008 15:11|
Joan Brett, founder and director of Culinary School of the Rockies (CSR), was honored today as one of the six 2008 inductees into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, which has recognized Boulder leaders in business and in the community since 1992.
Since CSR’s opening in 1991, Brett has created a world-class culinary school that pays special attention to high-quality student experience and overall business excellence.
“Brett’s good heart powers the need to give back to the community. Her creativity powers the innovations that bring a national reputation to the school,” said Clair Beckmann, former president of JP Morgan Chase Bank in Boulder, who nominated Brett. “As a Boulder business leader, Brett pursues excellence in everything she does.”
Brett supports many local organizations including Echo House, Naturally Boulder, Taste of the Nation, Project Angel Heart, Boulder Valley Women’s Health and Chocolate Lover’s Fling. She also has served on the boards of directors for a number of Boulder organizations including the School Food Project, Community Food Share and Boulder Safe House. Brett participated in the invitation-only 2008 Food Summit: Achieving Food Security in Boulder County conference, held March 9.