Kingston Fresh Elevates its Game with French Fries in Kuwait

Anchor Slaton Sizzles as Boise State Commencement Speaker

On Saturday, May 9 2015 Boise State’s Yara Slaton delivered an inspirational and memorable commencement address. Slaton wowed the crowd with the story of how she turned potential stumbling blocks into the building blocks of success at Boise State and in her personal and professional endeavors.Yara and fellow COBE Grad, Hakeem Muhamad, were Export Excellence interns for the Kingston Fresh team that earned “Best in Class Honors” for the 2014 Program.  (Export Excellence is Idaho’s version of the National ExporTech Program )


Above l-r: Alison Kelsey* (Idaho District Export Council Chair & Rekluse Motor Sports) Hakeem Muhamad*(Intern), Yara Slaton* (Intern), Nick Proia (VP Business Development at Kingston Fresh) and Hilary Dovey* (DEC Coach from PakSense) pose for an Idaho Export Excellence 2014 graduation photo of the Kingston Fresh Team.
* Boise State College of Business & Economics Alumni

From August through November of 2014 the team, including Nick Proia of Kingston and DEC Coaches Hilary Dovey and Gerd Uitdewilligen of PakSense, created a plan to export Idaho potatoes to Kuwait for the Elevation Burger Chain.  The team earned “best in class” honors in part for its final presentation that included lunch, with Kingston Fresh Fries, at  Life’s Kitchen in Boise.  

“From TechHelp’s standpoint, Yara was the perfect intern,” said TechHelp’s William Mullane. “She was well educated, prepared, professional, energetic, enthusiastic and fun. She showed tremendous initiative and leadership ability and did not hesitate to take on any challenge that came her way.”

Though there will be bigger things ahead for Slaton and Muhamad, they stepped to the podium on May 9 knowing that consumers in Kuwait were enjoying crisp, fresh-cut fries thanks, in part, to their efforts at Boise State University.

Read More About Yara & Listen to Her Commencement Speech !!