Philabundance Community Kitchen Open House
Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK), an adult vocational training program for low-income adults in North Philly, seeks prospective students for its next class. The career-targeted 14-week program provides nearly 500 hours of culinary arts training and also offers exposure to guest chefs, catering opportunities and off-site internships. The result is an 81 percent job placement in the food service industry. In addition, retention services are offered for two full years to ensure that students maximize their training and maintain positive work ethics.
Prospective students must attend an open house,
at which attendees will have the opportunity to hear what PCK has to offer to individuals looking for a “second chance” in life or a career in the culinary industry.
Attendees should expect to take a 7th grade reading and math test. Those who pass the test will have the opportunity to see what is next to get into Philabundance’s adult vocational culinary program!
Dates: Wednesdays, March 8 and March 22, 2017
Time: 9AM-11:30AM, approximately
Address: 1981 N. Woodstock St., Philadelphia, PA
Program Cycle (if student is accepted): Tentatively April 10- July 21, 2017
RSVP: Mr. Shontae Graham, 215-235-5052 ext. 127
The program costs $3,500, but thanks to generous donors of Philabundance, it is free to students.
About the Program
The Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) was founded in 2000 as an adult culinary arts vocational training program that supplies critically needed meals to agencies and area emergency kitchens serving people with food insecurity. PCK promotes the self sufficiency of low-income women and men by preparing them to work in commercial kitchens.
The career-targeted 14-week program provides nearly 500 hours of culinary arts training and also offers exposure to guest chefs, catering opportunities and off-site internships. The result is an 81 percent job placement in the food service industry. In addition, retention services are offered for two full years to ensure that students maximize their training and maintain positive work ethics.
Beyond the practical results of launching more people into the workforce, in 2012, PCK generated 350,000 meals that are distributed to area emergency kitchens and other locations. With professional guidance from Philabundance staff, students plan and prepare heat–and-serve meals, often distributed to the very programs at which they once relied. The empowerment of giving back is a powerful force in the success of the Philadelphia Community Kitchen, as students gain work and life skills that last a lifetime.
For information on participating in the program and enrollment, contact:
Desiree Neal, Program and Student Coordinator, (215) 235-5052 x126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have already graduated from the program and would like information on available internships or employment opportunities, contact:
Jennifer Williams, Employment and Retention Specialist, (215)235-5052 x130 or email email@example.com
For general information about the Philabundance Community Kitchen, contact:
Candace Matthews-Bass, Director of Training, firstname.lastname@example.org.