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The most common reason that adults are forced to rely on food pantries to meet their nutritional needs is a lack of job training and the inability to find sustainable employment that pays a living wage.

Since 2003, the Community Kitchen has fought hunger in Southwest Texas while using a workforce of volunteers and others looking to further themselves in a promising culinary career.

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Catalyst Catering, the social enterprise of the San Antonio Food Bank.

Culinary Job Training Program

The San Antonio Food Bank’s Culinary Job Training Program is an innovative and exciting way to train the unemployed, feed the hungry, and generate public support and revenue through social enterprise. The program addresses hunger by providing economically disadvantaged adults with the job skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency.

  • Provides a 18-week course where individuals are taught basic culinary skills
  • Students are exposed to training they would receive in accredited culinary institutions
  • Includes the 8-hour ServSafe Starter’s instruction and certification
  • Includes 6 hours of training on Diabetes prevention and health promotion
  • Students prepare meals for area shelters, kids cafes, summer feeding sites as well as gaining valuable experience in catering at Catalyst Catering.
  • Students network with area restaurants and chefs.

Online Application

The online application process takes approximately 10-15 minutes and is comprised of two parts. Both Part 1 and Part 2 of the application need to be fully completed by the applicant to be considered for the Culinary Job Training Program.

To begin the application, click on the Part 1 button below. Once Part 1 has been completed, you will need to direct back to this page, where you will click the Part 2 button to finish the application.

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Confirmation e-mails will be sent at the end of both parts. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail or have any questions, please contact Chef Ansley Bump at 210- 875-1796 or