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About the Founder

Our founder, once a homeless veteran on the verge of giving up, Donald understands and sympathizes with other veterans who are in similar positions. He now wishes to help veterans and show them that someone cares and that there is always a silver lining.

Donald Colley is well qualified for his position and has proven himself as a skilled and seasoned individual. Donald carries over 30 years’ experience in the field of hospitality and is both a graduate of Middlesex County College and a graduate from Berkeley College for International Business. Donald also studied at the University of Florence, Italy. The studies included authentic Italian cooking and Sous Vide form of food.

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Our Vision

Arborland Veteran Foundation is an establishment that provides outstanding hospitality as an “A” plus service provider. The organization will utilize food trucks as a primary source to carry out our mission. Through grants and donations, the first of many food trucks will help homeless veterans in developing a sense of worth and obtaining employment. Arborland will train veterans about the ins and outs of the hospitality industry.
Interns will train a group of veterans and provide continuous education on each food truck. The kitchen training theme will focus around American Cuisine (each truck will meet geographical trends). Every Week, at a given location, the learning chefs (veterans) will share what they have learned in the community. Plus, the students will learn a new theme: i.e… cheese, tea, wine, etc. with history of the origin and regions.