The Second Harvest Culinary Training Program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.
The 16-week program is provided at no charge. Students attend classes Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in person at the Food Bank, and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Zoom.
The Culinary Training Program is designed to complement the two- and four-year formal culinary programs in the area, should students wish to continue with their culinary education. Our social services program tracks students' progress and milestones after graduation for one year, and assists them with GED placement, college applications and continued job placement assistance. Click here to apply.
Simply Healthcare Foundation is providing $100,000 to support workforce training and food assistance for Culinary Training Program students working towards permanent employment and financial stability.
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