Job Training

Food service job training for individuals facing barriers to employment.

Teaching Kitchen

Teaching Kitchen is a job-training program for people interested in careers in the food service industry who face barriers to full-time employment. As they learn food preparation and cooking techniques, trainees also help our culinary team prepare the meals we deliver to our clients each day.

Due to COVID-19, the Teaching Kitchen is currently not accepting applications.

During this time, program staff is supporting program graduates and undertaking intensive planning for the next class of trainees.

If you would like to be alerted when the Teaching Kitchen begins accepting new applications, please contact Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Conner, at kconner@servings.org or call 617-522-7777 ext 240.

Program Highlights

  • Classes are free of charge
  • Chef-led kitchen and classroom instruction
  • Textbook and materials provided
  • Experience working in a professional kitchen
  • Preparation for the ServSafe exam
  • Job readiness classes
  • Resume and job placement assistance for a year
  • Field trips to restaurants and other kitchens
  • Demonstrations by guest chefs

Results

Eighty-three percent of last year’s graduates were placed in jobs. Seventy-three percent of trainees who take the ServSafe exam, pass.

Trainees receive ongoing resume, interview skills, and job search assistance while in the program and for a year after completion. Following graduation, our trainees work in a number of food service settings, including colleges and universities, nonprofits, catering businesses, grocery stores, hotels, and restaurants.

“These past months we became more than friends, we became family. I’m glad to have met all of you at Community Servings. You gave me another chance.”

Teaching Kitchen graduate, returning citizen

Inside the Teaching Kitchen

Preparing Individuals for Food Service Careers

While trainees are learning about different cooking methods and safe food handling, they’re also helping us prepare meals for our clients – it’s a win-win!

Teaching Kitchen / 2016

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