The Kitchen Program was designed to train and teach individuals we support how to work in the food industry. This program gives firsthand experience learning the skills needed for a food service career. This is a great opportunity to create employment for people we support as well as gain skills and hands-on experience in a restaurant / kitchen setting.
The training program hours and days in the kitchen are flexible. People involved are scheduled to meet their goals and the needs of the program. This could include days, evenings and weekends.
What We Do in Terms of Skill Development
There is a series of training modules that individuals will work on weekly in a group setting:
- Menu Planning
- Cleanliness of the Kitchen
- Grocery Shopping / Smart Shopping
- Food Storage
- Kitchen Safety and First Aid in the Kitchen
- Food Packaging
- Food Preparation
- Kitchen Equipment Training
- Dishwasher / Dishwashing Awareness
- Hostess Program
- Cash Register Training
- Developing a Grocery List / Ordering
- Food Safe
- Dish Storage
- Serving and Presentation
Who Can Benefit
People we support, who have identified that they would like to learn new skills that would benefit them when searching for employment in the food industry. This will also benefit someone who is looking at increasing their skills in the kitchen.
The Kitchen Program also provides catering to events within the association.
The Kitchen Program is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Daily Specials are posted in advance. Lunch and Soup Cards are available! There are fresh Egg, Ham and English Muffin Sandwich’s provided Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.