HIC – Philanthropy and Acknowledgements

Giving Back

HIC, Harold Import Co., has always been active in the community. Apart from offering the very best in wholesale cooking supplies, giving back is a big part of what we do, and we are honored to have been recognized on numerous occasions for our service.

C-CAP – A portion of all proceeds from The Essentials® line of unique kitchen gadgets goes to C-CAP, a national non-profit that manages the largest independent high school culinary scholarship program in the USA.

Culinary Futures Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction to Support Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)

As a primary host of this annual event held in Chicago, HIC, Harold Import Co., has been instrumental in bringing together industry professionals and friends to benefit C-CAP, a national non-profit organization that works with public schools to prepare at-risk students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. In the 2014-2015 academic year, C-CAP Chicago impacted the lives of 3,000 students in 18 public schools working with 34 teachers in job training and internships, teacher trainings, college and career advising, product donations, and culinary competitions that lead to culinary school scholarships. In 2013-2014 Academic Year-End Results included awarding 30 Scholarships valued at $584,453. To learn more about C-CAP and the event, click here.

Accolades and Awards

Gourmet Catalog Buying Group Awards

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award
2011 Best Shipping
2011 Best in Stock
2011 Best Customer Service
2011 Best Overall Vendor
2010 Best Shipping
2010 Best in Stock
2010 Best Customer Service
2010 Best Overall Vendor
2009 Best Shipping
2009 Best in Stock
2009 Best Customer Service
2009 Best Overall Vendor
2008 Best Shipping
2008 Best in Stock
2008 Best Customer Service
2008 Best Overall Vendor
2007 Best in Stock
2007 Best Customer Service
2007 Best Overall Vendor

Gourmet Retailer Editor’s Pick 2015 – Mrs. Anderson’s Nonstick Silicone Sweet & Savory Baking Mats