We believe in giving youth their first break and skills to put them on the ladder to success. The CRA Foundation is honored to partner with The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Event Center in Los Angeles to launch “The Ladder Project”.

The Ladder Project is a new fundraising campaign that allows restaurant guests to support the CRA Foundation’s life-changing job training and leadership development programs for teens.  

During the Ladder Project promotion at The Proud Bird, diners simply make a $3 donation and they receive a coupon for a free Classic Burger on their next visit. 

John Tallichet, President of Specialty Restaurants Corp., which owns The Proud Bird, is currently the Chairman of the CRA Foundation Board of Directors. He has a long legacy of supporting culinary arts education. In 2016, he established the David C Tallichet, Jr. / Specialty Restaurants Corp Scholarship Endowment Fund with the CRA Foundation. The endowment has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to support passionate students pursuing their degree in hospitality management.

Specialty Restaurants Corporation also supports many other CRA Foundation programs including FIT, a job-readiness training, and The Culinary + Cocktail Clash, a friendly competition between restaurants to raise funds for high school culinary classes. 

The Ladder Project Details:

  • Visit The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Event Center by May 31, 2019 
    (11022 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045)
  • Make a $3 donation
  • Receive a free Classic Burger on your next visit – now through June 30, 2019 

About the Cause: the CRA Foundation is a nonprofit that leverages the power of the restaurant industry to change lives. CRAF give 13,500 teens a year the skills the need to land a job, go to college, and be a leader. We’re helping young people climb the ladder! 

About the restaurant: The Proud Bird Food Bazaar is a unique food hall with 6 culinary kitchens open for lunch, dinner and unlimited bazaar pass. The Food Bazaar is a self-service experience where guests can visit their culinary kitchens at their leisure. Their menu is inspired by the melting pot of Los Angeles and features Asian, Italian, Bludso’s BBQ, Burgers and American cuisines. They’re the only location in the nearby community offering Bludso’s famous, mouth-watering BBQ ribs, brisket and pulled pork.