“My worst day here is better than my best day being an executive chef somewhere else”
Brian Ricci, Chef Instructor Philabundance Community Kitchen
To apply, prospective students must attend an in-person or virtual open house, at which they will have the opportunity to hear what Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) has to offer to individuals looking for a second chance in life or a career in the culinary industry.
Choose your preferred 10am open house call date.
PCK is an ACF (American Culinary Federation) Education Foundation Quality Program, recognizing culinary-and-hospitality-related programs that meet or exceed industry standards for education and training.
Thanks to our generous donors and grants, PCK is free to all adults who are eligible for SNAP benefits.
PCK requires that all students are dressed daily in the following:
Typical graduates are hired as prep cooks, cooks and line staff at area restaurants, supermarkets and institutional food service settings such as Temple University, Einstein Hospital, Chickie’s & Pete’s, ShopRite, South Jazz Parlor and the Moshulu.
Start a PCK Externship
Students are offered an opportunity for a two-week externship prior to graduation. This is your opportunity to be part of the PCK experience and preview recently trained students who are seeking employment. All externship stipends are paid by Philabundance.
Hire a PCK Graduate
PCK graduates are generally ServSafe Certified and have the added benefit of two years’ worth of assistance for all their post-graduation needs.