“Serving those who serve you”
APRON, Inc. was founded in 2011 by a group of individuals with ties to the local restaurant community. Apron supporters include owners, servers, chefs and others concerned about our local independent food and beverage service workers. They realize that independent restaurant employees may be susceptible to financial distress in times of crisis.
The mission of APRON, Inc. is to provide temporary, limited financial relief to professional food and beverage industry workers in the Louisville, KY metro area who work at locally owned establishments and who are experiencing financial distress due to illness, injury or other issues. Food service professionals who have suffered an accident, family emergency, criminal act committed against such person or other catastrophic event are eligible for assistance.
APRON, Inc. has been granted tax exempt status by The Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
As an enthusiastic early supporter, local restaurant entrepreneur Dean Corbett commented: “The local restaurant community is a very large family. As with any caring family we work together to help our own. I’m proud to be a supporter of APRON, Inc. and urge you to financially assist this worthwhile endeavor.”
Food service workers and their families may apply for assistance by submitting an application to APRON, Inc. Applications are available at www.aproninc.org.
For more information on donating, volunteering or otherwise supporting this worthwhile group please contact APRON, Inc.
Starting in 2013 APRON Inc has awarded The Dean Corbett Award for service to Louisville’s Independent Restaurant Community.
2013 Dean Corbett
2014 The Maker’s Mark Promotion Team
2015 Stacy Roof and the Kentucky Restaurant Association
2016 Steve Coomes and Laura Buchanan, Coal’s Pizza
2017 Caroline Knopp, Simply PR
2018 Paul Tuell, Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey
Occasionally the Board of Directors votes to give The Director’s Award for great service to APRON Inc.
Ed Vermillion and Cindy Stewart
Ellen Gill McCarty