Culinary Arts Program
Our Culinary Arts Training Program (CATP) offers 6-months of classroom and internship training in the food service industry to low-income and formerly homeless adults. 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 200 students each year, and over 80% 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.