Involvement

The hospitality industry has a legacy of supporting charitable causes, education and participating in efforts to improve our communities and the world we live in. At DCS Associates we commit a significant amount of our time and resources to working with local and national charitable and industry educational non-profits. We hope you will join us in our efforts.

Community Servings
Delivering Meals, Delivering Hope
www.servings.org

Community Servings delivers hot, free, nutritious meals to acutely ill clients and their families in Eastern Massachusetts. With 25 special diets available, the meals are medically tailored to suit each client. A dedicated group of donors and committed volunteers allows for extreme cost efficiency. For more than 20 years, this group, with roots in Boston’s foodservice community, has been extending its services and now offers a foodservice training program to persons who face barriers to employment.

Share Our Strength / Taste of the Nation
It Takes More than Food to Fight Hunger
www.sos.org

The nation’s largest and one of its finest culinary events, supporting the effort to end childhood hunger in America.

The Greater Boston Food Bank
www.gbfb.org

The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes more than 25 million pounds of food annually to hundreds of local hunger-relief agencies in a dedicated partnership to feed our region’s hungry.

Massachusetts Restaurant Association
“It Takes More than Food to Fight Hunger”
www.marestaurantassoc.org

A Powerful Cooperative Working on Behalf of the Food & Beverage Industry in Massachusetts for the Benefit of it’s Members and the Public.
Members of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) are a part of a powerful cooperative working on behalf of the food & beverage industry. All phases of the Food and Beverage Industry are included in the MRA membership: independent restaurateurs, local, regional and national chains, caterers, volume feeding organizations, hotels, private and public clubs, and purveyors/associates. Associate/Purveyor members are vendors who offer goods and services to the industry.

National Restaurant Association
www.nationalrestaurantassociation.org

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, its goal is to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. The NRA exists to help its members — the cornerstone of their communities — builds customer loyalty rewarding careers, and financial success.

The American Institute of Wine and Food
www.aiwf.org

The American Institute of Wine & Food is one of the few national organizations with the unique combination of dedicated wine and food enthusiasts and professionals. Wine and food enthusiasts get to meet and learn from renowned chefs, winemakers, authors, culinary historians, and food producers, while industry professionals have the opportunity to know and understand their core consumers. With chapters in major cities across the United States and over 5,000 members, you will find people who love good food and great wine in your local chapter area or when you are traveling for business or pleasure.

Boston University
Seminars in Arts and Culinary Sciences
www.bu.edu

Lifelong Learning certificates in Culinary Arts and Wine Studies.
This special series of seminars is designed to educate and entertain. From walking tours of Boston’s culinary neighborhoods to bread making to cheese and wine tastings, there is literally something for everyone.

Boston University
Masters of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy
www.bu.edu

The Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) in Gastronomy encompasses the arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences. As the study of food, food science, and nutrition has grown, a consensus has developed that the study of food and wine, under the category of gastronomy, requires a multidisciplinary approach. Our understanding of the role of food in historical and contemporary societies and its impact on world civilization is a serious and important pursuit, especially when undertaken within specific, well-defined fields of study such as culinary history, anthropology, archaeology, economics, and nutrition. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources and expertise of various Boston University faculty members and departments, as well as industry professionals.

The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation (Discontinued After 20 Years by the Family of Anthony Spinazzola)
Feeding Hungry Bodies and Minds

The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation was formed in 1992 in memory of Anthony Spinazzola, the highly acclaimed, much loved food and wine writer / critic of The Boston Globe. The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation is (was) a nonprofit organization that “Feeds Hungry Bodies and Minds” by supporting hunger and homelessness relief through grants, and funding for culinary scholarships for individuals with the desire and drive, but not the means, to enter the hospitality industry.