Community Kitchen

Community Kitchen Job Training

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Community Kitchen is a culinary job-training program for low-income or jobless adults. Chefs teach the full-time, 14-week course. Local restaurants and professional kitchens offer internships to students enrolled in the program.

Students gain cooking skills and learn about food service as well as work readiness skills to succeed on the job. They also create healthy meals for Kids Cafe which feeds children who might go hungry.

Since the program began in 1998, graduates have been employed by some of the state’s best restaurants as well as hospitals, colleges and schools.

Apply to Community Kitchen 

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Community Kitchen Student Spotlight 

How Jessica Salvas used Community Kitchen to break her cycle of poverty.

Recent graduate Jo-Ann Olin spoke to Class 62 about her experience in Community Kitchen. See what she had to say.

Nick DeCamp was burned out in his career as a teacher but Community Kitchen helped give him a fresh start. Read his story.

Hear what our former students had to say about their experience at a recent graduation.

Check out this spotlight on Shawn Simpson, one of our program graduates.

You Can Help! 

Donate to the Food Bank and support the Community Kitchen program.

Host a Community Kitchen student intern at your restaurant or business.

Hire a Community Kitchen Graduate for your restaurant or business.

More Information 

Visit Community Kitchen’s Facebook page to find out the latest news!

Read The Boston Globe article about the program.

Click here to learn about a visit from Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft.