Success Story: AspenPointe
AspenPointe's Culinary Training Program provides instruction for students who are committed to a career in culinary arts. During the program, students acquire the foundational knowledge and skills of cooking and/or baking, sensory awareness and teamwork needed to work with competence and professionalism in a commercial kitchen or in a related culinary field.
Trainee Population: Adults & youth facing mental health challenges
Social Enterprises: Cafe, Cafeteria, Catering
Problem: Seeking tangible paths to employment and self-sustainability for adults and youth facing barriers to employment.
Solution: Develop, launch, and scale foodservice social enterprises and associated training programs.
Services Provided: Feasibility study, strategic palnning, program design and development, organization and staff training, curriculum materials, sponsorship, CK grant awards, peer learning exchange.
30% increased trainee enrollment in 2016
Progressed to Model Membership
Hosted the 2014 Catalyst Kitchens National Members Summit