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Who do you serve?

Our foodservice training program provides growth opportunities for anyone looking for a fresh start in life:

  • Refugees and immigrants
  • Women rebuilding their lives following domestic violence
  • Individuals re-entering after incarceration for non-violent/non-sexual crimes
  • Non-chronically homeless
  • Individuals overcoming substance abuse (must be at least 90 days sober)
  • Those experiencing mental or physical disabilites
  • Minimum age requirement: 18
 
 

 
 
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Are you a culinary program?

No. Our training program focuses on the fundamentals of working in a commercial kitchen. We prepare individuals for work as prep cooks, line cooks, grocery store deli and kitchen utility workers.

We teach:

  • Food safety
  • Kitchen sanitation
  • Beginning knife skills
  • Kitchen math
  • Recipe preparation and scaling
  • Plating and presentation
  • Professionalism
  • Time-management
  • Attendance and punctuality

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How long is your training program?

Our training program is 8 weeks long - divided into two 4 week sessions.

Level 1:  Mon, Tues, Weds 10:30 - 3:30

Level 2:  Mon, Tues, Weds  9:30 - 2:30

We follow up our training with 3 additional months of job placement support services.

 
 

 
 
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How much does it cost?

Trainees are charged just $80 for the 8 week training program and 3 months of job placement support - that's 5 months of services!

Trainees may pay their fee in whole or work out a payment plan.

Each trainee actually costs us $3,535 which we afford from a combination of grants, individual donations, corporate contributions and revenues from our food production business.

 
 
 

 
 
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What is required to graduate?

Ever heard the phrase "act like you have the job you want"? When you are training at Create Common Good, we will expect a lot from you! This means, showing up on time, attending all training sessions, having a good, positive attitude, and always doing your best!

Before graduating our program, you will have completed the following:

  • 100+ hours of training
  • ServSafeĀ® foodhandlers certification
  • Resume & cover letter
  • Gmail account set-up and training
  • Mock interview
 
 

 
 
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Are you hiring?

Positions come and go, but be sure to check back regularly for updates!

We are currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

Grant Writer

 We are always accepting resumes for future opportunities.

Send us a message if you're interested!