Our Community Involvement
Our commitment to service, teamwork, and integrity extends well beyond the walls of The Stocked Pot and Company Culinary Team Building Activities Events Experiences and our YouTube channel, Simple and Delicious Recipes. Consistent with our mission, vision, and core values, our staff is involved in community efforts and charitable initiatives throughout North Carolina.
Since 1985, we have a continued history of supporting our community. Food and Nutrition play a very important part in our livelihood and has been at the forefront since its inception. North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt recognized this contribution when he awarded our company the 1994 Governor’s Business Award in the Arts and Humanities. The many community organizations aided by the efforts of the McMillan family are too numerous to list, but the need is long, and our efforts will continue to assist as many as feasible.
Chef Donald McMillan CEC, AAC, HHOF instituted through The American Culinary Federation, a Chef and Child hands-on nutrition culinary training for area children. It started in 1991 in Forsyth County and to date has expanded to 17 North Carolina counties, training over 220 children each summer.
In 2010, Chef Donald and Andrew McMillan were invited to the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama to join chefs from across our country to participate in the Chefs Move to Schools program. This program assists local schools in providing nutritious meals to our school children. Three local schools have participated in this program, as well as a hands-on culinary program for Head Start children and their families, conducted each school year. An annual Childhood Nutrition Day Breakfast with the ACF Chefs held each October, showcases the need for good nutrition for all our children. This grand event, which is held in four locations and hosted by The Triad Chapter of The American Culinary Federation, feeds over 1200 healthy breakfasts to Head Start Children, their families, teachers, community leaders, first responders, local college students, and athletes.