What will I learn? This program will help prepare you for an entry-level job at a restaurant to start your career, such as prep cook or kitchen assistant. This includes: food handling certificate, job readiness skills, food preparation, equipment identification, knife skills, recipe development, product identification, storage, cooking methods, and nutrition.
Who is eligible to apply for the training? Young adults age 18-24, living in the city of Chicago, who want to work in a culinary or food service career. No prior training or degree is necessary. Young adults with backgrounds can apply and will be considered.
How much does it cost? There is no cost for the training, as the tuition is paid for by our donors.
When will the training occur and how long is it? The next cohort will begin on April 22nd, 2024 and run through July 22nd. All sessions are 8-weeks with a 4-week paid internship. Class will be Monday through Thursday, 9am to 4pm. Attendance is mandatory.
Where will it be held? The training will be held in the Impact Culinary kitchen at The Hatchery, located at 135 N. Kedzie Avenue. Internships will take place in restaurants around the Chicagoland area.
Will I receive help to find a job? ICNC has a successful job placement program and will assist in finding you employment after you pass the training and complete your internship. While we do not guarantee jobs, many of our employers will guarantee training graduates the opportunity to interview for positions they qualify for. .
What kind of job could I be eligible for after completing the training? Prep cook, line cook, or other food and beverage positions.
How do I apply? Visit www.impactculinary.org and click any of the 'Apply Now' buttons to fill out an application for the next cohort. Contact Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. What happens after I apply? Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will need to schedule an interview. Next steps will be shared with you via email.