Culinary Arts Program

Our Culinary Arts Training Program (CATP) offers 6-months of classroom and internship training in the food service industry to formerly homeless adults with histories of addiction. Students learn basic cooking theory and food preparation in our teaching kitchen.  Internships at local restaurants and corporate dining services equip students with on the job experience.  In 2001, we added a baking and pastry training track to enhance graduates' marketability.

Upon graduation, we help students to find jobs in the food service industry.  We train 150 students each year, and over 85% of graduates have been placed in jobs since the program's inception. Despite their pasts, our graduates keep their jobs at twice the rate as the industry average. 

 

See what the Clem Richardson of the Daily News wrote about the Culinary Arts Program

NY1 - Project Renewal's Culinary Arts Training Program named New Yorker of the Week