Part of the Colonial House’s mission to give back comes in the form of community education. The restaurant is fortunate to have Certified Pastry Chef Jeff Slathar on staff, which results in sweets that are simply a slice above the rest. Slathar is also a self-proclaimed “teaching junkie” who is dedicated to sharing his love of baking within our community.
Jeff Slathar’s October 2012 Croissant Class.
No top secret recipes, just a passion for pastries. In October of 2012, Slathar taught a sold-out Croissant Class, just in time for the holiday season. Watch for more upcoming classes! Jeff Slathar’s pupils listen intently during his October 2012 Croissant Class.
Love INC is a network of Christian churches working together to show God’s love by helping people in need. In November of 2012, Colonial House was happy to donate a cake for the organization’s annual Dessert Auction.
The event featured delicious treats of all types, just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. A short program was included which highlighted the work of Love INC and the ways they are impacting those in need. Colonial House was proud to help an organization with a mission similar to their own. The Colonial House donated a delicious cake to the Love INC Dessert Auction.
On May 9th, 2012, the gymnasium of Rapid City’s Horace Mann Elementary School filled with excited students as they gathered to receive a $3,000 check from the Colonial House. Compliments of the 2011-2012 Community Dough Fund, the decision to donate the money to Horace Mann was made after reading letters written by the students.
The Community Dough Fund is raised through a “Civic Mondays” program, in which $2.00 is subtracted from guest checks when they wear a shirt bearing a local civic organization’s logo.
The money is placed into the fund and matched by the Colonial House. Staff also contributes a portion of their tips toward the fund.
The Beshara family was happy to present Horace Mann Elementary with a $3,000 donation check.