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Mar 20

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank Offers Free Culinary Training Program

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:25 AM by Communications Department

Deadline to Apply is March 24

The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is offering a free 12-week Culinary Training Program designed to help disadvantaged adults gain culinary skills, jobs,Culinary Training_SC and self-reliance. The training program will also benefit and expand the food support for Kids Café program.

The 12-week curriculum trains individuals in basic culinary skills to include sanitary practices, job readiness skills, resume development, time management, teamwork, leadership, decision-making skills, goal setting, and conflict resolution. Trainees will participate in an intensive academic and hands-on training environment while also earning a ServSafe Manager certification, a safety program under the National Restaurant Association.
Upon completion of the program, culinary trainee graduates will receive assistance to transfer their new skills to a job in one of the various foodbank partner businesses. The program runs Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To apply, participants must be at least 19 years of age and must apply before the March 24 deadline. To learn more and to apply contact Jacquelyn Linder at 757-596-7188 or visit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank online..