About Impact Culinary Training
The culinary training program is open to Chicago young adults ages 16-24 and includes an 8-week classroom course, followed by a 4-week paid internship at a Chicagoland restaurant.
The application for the second cohort is now closed. We encourage interested young adults to fill out the interest form for the next class and share the program with anyone who's ready to launch their culinary career.
What will Impact students learn?
This program will help prepare students for an entry-level job at a restaurant to start your career. This includes: food handling certificate, job readiness skills, food preparation, equipment identification, knife skills, product identification, storage, cooking methods, and nutrition.
What does a prep cook do?
Prep cooks are members of the kitchen who do much of the preparation for the dishes that a restaurant serves. The work includes chopping vegetables, weighing and mixing ingredients, cutting and preparing meat, and more to allow chefs and cooks to create meals.
Amazing Edibles Catering
Dr. Ed McDonald
Edward Don & Company
Girl & the Goat
Hedley & Bennett
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Luella’s Southern Kitchen
Publican Quality Meats