Job training to prepare participants for employment as a Prep Cook, Line Cook, or Caterer. Trainees learn to prepare salads, stocks, soups & mother sauces; fabricate meat cuts; develop knife skills; interpret & convert recipes; identify & use kitchen equipment and ingredients; serve customers in a micro bakery/snack bar business; develop work readiness skills; and work in groups and alone to achieve personal & professional goals. Class is a “Bridge to Career Opportunities” program that includes wrap-around assistance (Case Management/Income Supports, Employment Counselor, and Financial Coach) to help participants improve financial stability and Basic Education instruction to bridge the skills gap and promote success in employment. Follow up for 18 months after graduation, with full access to support services. Five-week internships with an employer-partner.
Note: Participants must pre-register and attend an orientation three weeks prior to start of class.