Providing job training, life skills and hope for low-income adults

The Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) is a 14-week culinary vocational training program which has been transforming the lives of low-income women and men since 2000. Students who are accepted into the 500-hour program will; earn their ServSafe certificate; have an internship opportunity in the culinary industry; prepare meals for those in need; and receive retention services by PCK staff for two years after graduation to ensure that students maximize their training and maintain positive work ethics post-graduation.

While PCK promotes the self-sufficiency of its students by preparing them to work in commercial kitchens, another focus of the curriculum is on life skills, which helps students not just secure a job but a second chance at life.

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Produced more than 4 million meals for those in need
Helped 825 graduates enter the workforce
82% overall job placement rate

Open House Information

To apply, prospective students must attend an open house where you will learn more about the program and take a test ensuring applicant can pass a seventh and eighth grade math and reading assessment.

Fall 2018 Open Houses have begun and will take place on the following dates at 9am:

  • June 13th
  • June 20th
  • June 27th

To RSVP please call Jason Starling at 215-235-5052 x127

Required Qualifications

  • Be 18 years or older and qualify as a low- to no-income individual
  • Be available Monday-Friday, 7:45 AM – 3:30 PM for 14 consecutive weeks
  • Display highly-functioning mental capacity, aptitude and attitude
  • Be sober for 90+ days
  • Have no sexual abuse charges or any open cases
  • Attend an open house
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Application Requirements Include

No resume is required

  1. Attend an Open House
  2. Complete Application
  3. Two Recommendation Letters
  4. Entrance Exam (6th-7th grade math or reading assessment)
  5. Writing Sample
  6. Negative Tuberculosis

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Contact our Manager of Recruitment and Student Affairs

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