Apply to Community Kitchen

Join the Program

Community Kitchen is a full-time 14-week job training program to prepare you for work in the culinary industry.

How to apply

  1. Review the Recruitment Letter & Requirements.
  2. Complete the online form below.

You may also print out and complete a hard copy of our application here. If you have questions or need more information, email or call 401-942-6325. Slots fill up quickly, so don’t wait.

We receive more qualified applicants than we can accept into the program. Often qualified candidates are placed on a waiting list. We also refer some applicants to other job training programs.

In the selection of program participants (students), the Community Kitchen program of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or mental/sensory/physical disability.

Please complete our online application.

  • Basic Eligibility
  • The Community Kitchen program is 14 weeks long and requires attendance from 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, daily.
  • Education
  • Financial Supports
  • As part of our program, we require the following items:
    • United States Government issued passport
    • Government issued picture ID (such as drivers license or state ID) plus one of the following:
      • Social Security Card or
      • Birth Certificate
    We also require that you provide:
    • Notarized BCI (Background Criminal Investigation) dated within 3 months of the class start date. This is available for $5 (check or money order) from:
    Attorney General Julius C. Michaelson Customer Service Center
    4 Howard Avenue (corner of Pontiac Ave. and Howard Ave.)
    Cranston, RI 02920 (located in the Pastore Complex)
    • Medical Insurance card (if you have medical coverage)
    • Proof of completion of high school, college, or GED course. In lieu of these, an educational assessment test will be administered.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.