PCK changes lives by providing its students with increased employability and hope through training, support, and practical experience filling contracted orders, catering events and producing meals for our neighbors in need.
Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) is 16-week culinary vocational training program that has been transforming the lives of its students since 2000. Participating students represent a diverse community of adults 18 and up with low-no-income and excited about culinary-based careers. PCK promotes the self-sufficiency of its students by preparing them for and connecting them to work in the food service industry and allows them to give back by preparing needed meals for those in need.
Life Skills Not Just Knife Skills
PCK’s curriculum goes beyond a foundation in the culinary arts. Students in the program also learn life skills, helping secure employment and provide tools to build a career and a second chance at life. Students in the program will:
Good Food for a Good Cause
Students in our PCK program work alongside staff chefs in our state-of-the-art facility, fulfilling catering orders and preparing meals that feed thousands of people facing hunger in our communities.
PCK has been successful because of partners like you, who understand that food has the ability bring us together and to make us stronger.
“There are things that are developed here like the employment help. Building resumes and cover letters. Doing things that are important not just for this industry but for all industries”
Eric Patton, Culinary Student Philabundance Community Kitchen