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Discover Your Inner Chef: Culinary Training for a Rewarding Career

The Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Culinary Training Program is an innovative initiative designed to equip individuals with valuable skills and knowledge in the culinary arts. This program not only helps participants develop a strong foundation in cooking techniques and food service management but also supports the local hospitality industry by providing a pool of skilled workers.

During the course of the program, participants receive hands-on training in various aspects of culinary arts, such as food preparation, cooking techniques, food safety, and sanitation. They also learn about kitchen management, menu planning, and cost control, which are essential skills for succeeding in the food service industry. In addition to technical skills, the program emphasizes the importance of soft skills like teamwork, communication, and problem-solving, which contribute to a well-rounded professional development.

Upon completion of the training, graduates are better positioned to secure employment in restaurants, catering companies, hotels, and other food service establishments. The Culinary Training Program at Treasure Coast Food Bank not only transforms the lives of its participants but also has a positive ripple effect on the local economy and the overall vitality of the community.

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To Be Announced*

*Class dates are subject to change


To Be Announced*

• Minimum 18 years of age.

• Authorized to work in the US.

• Have experienced financial hardship (unemployment, underemployment, government assistance, etc.) during the last 12 months.

• Must not possess a criminal history involving arson, sexual battery or violent crimes. All other criminal activity records will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

• Must agree to disclose and provide criminal history records.

• Must agree to a background check and drug test.

• Must be drug and alcohol-free for at least one year prior to application date and enrolled in a rehabilitation support program.

• High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred, or the ability to meet minimum aptitude requirements based on curriculum needs.

• Demonstrate an enthusiasm for and willingness to commit to the Program and distribution.

• Must have the physical ability to perform required duties as assigned, including standing for long periods of time, lifting (which may include up to 50 lbs.), bending and, on occasion, working in rooms with cool temperatures (below 40° F).

• Must be able to attend classes Monday – Friday for 12 consecutive weeks.

1. Completed and signed application;

2. Copy of diploma, GED certificate, or official transcripts from the highest level of education completed;

3. Copy of a valid Florida driver’s license, state of Florida or government-issued photo ID

Once your application is received, we will:


1. Review your application;

2. Accept, wait-list, hold, or decline your application and notify you within 14 days of receipt.

Accept: If your application is accepted, you will be notified by phone and in writing regarding your enrollment date, orientation information, and next steps.

Wait List: If your application is wait-listed, your application has been accepted, however the program enrollment is full and you will be notified of the next available opening and/or approximate date of enrollment.

Hold: Incomplete applications will be placed on hold and applicants notified in writing, by phone or email, based on the applicant’s preferred method of contact. Incomplete applications will be held for 30 days, after which the applicant must submit a new application. Decline: An application may be declined for a number of reasons. Declined applicants will be notified in writing.