The San Antonio Food Bank’s Culinary 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 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. The Community Kitchen Culinary Training Program addresses hunger by providing economically disadvantaged adults with the job skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency.
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.
- 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.
Read more about Catalyst Catering, the social enterprise of the San Antonio Food Bank.