Discover your passion for the food service industry and overcome barriers to employment with The Teaching Kitchen, a transformative 12-week job training program.
About The Program
Join The Teaching Kitchen, a 12-week program that offers free job training for individuals interested in food service careers but face barriers to employment. Gain culinary skills while assisting in meal preparation for clients with critical illnesses. Experience hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art kitchen, covering food safety, knife skills, cooking techniques, and nutrition.
Monday - Thursday: 9am-4pm
Additional internship hours on Fridays.
June 26th - September 14th
August 7th - October 26th
September 18th - December 7th
October 30th - January 18th
The Teaching Kitchen welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds, offering them a structured and supportive environment to cultivate the essential professional and life skills required for success in the food service industry. The program is designed to provide assistance and support to individuals facing various barriers to employment, including those with limited formal education, individuals experiencing homelessness, those in substance abuse recovery, individuals with employment gaps, and individuals reintegrating into the workforce after incarceration.
84% of our graduates secure employment for at least 30 days after completing the program. They offer ongoing support with resumes, interviews, and job searches. Trainees find jobs in various food service settings, including colleges, nonprofits, catering, grocery stores, hotels, and restaurants.
Complimentary classes and materials, including chef coats and textbooks
Enjoy a daily hot community lunch
Receive instruction from experienced chefs in both the kitchen and classroom
Gain real work experience through hands-on training
Preparation for the ServSafe® certification exam
Job readiness and nutrition classes
Financial empowerment and computer classes
Resume assistance and job placement support for one year
Engaging field trips to restaurants and demonstrations by guest chefs
Some qualified applicants have the opportunity to earn an hourly wage while learning!
Take the first step by contacting Program Manager Allison Sequeira at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 617-522-7777 ext. 206. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to transform your life through food and community.