PCK changes

lives by providing culinary training, life skills and hope for low-income adults.

Share the Plate by Giving Back to Those in Need

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. Another focus of the curriculum is on life skills, which helps students not only secure a job but provides tools to build a career and a second chance at life.

Life skills not just knife skills

PCK is a 16-week culinary vocational training program which has been transforming the lives of women and men with low-to-no income since 2000. Students in the 560-hour program will:

•Earn their ServSafe certificate They are given the opportunity to test for the certificate
•Receive training and intern in the culinary industry
•Prepare meals for those in need
•Receive services for a minimum of two years to ensure that graduates maximize their employment opportunities and continue to build positive work behavior post-graduation.

PCK gave me the instinct to be able to follow or to lead.