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Intern Today, Employee Tomorrow
Second Harvest Food Bank's Internship Program

Second Harvest Food Bank provides a hands-on internship experience for students to build their skills & their resumes, one of the many programs we'll discuss at our upcoming Foodservice Job Training Programs 101 Workshop this October.

Working Towards a Living Wage: Providence's Advanced Training Residency Program

September 20, 2019

This two year foodservice job training program is leading the Catalyst Kitchens network in their advanced training model. Students progress through Providence's multiple business lines while building their skills and their resumes with Providence's coaching along the way. Here we'll hear resident Diana's story and Executive Chef Vanessa's take on how the program is making an impact on the future of their student's careers.

Intern Today, Employee Tomorrow: Second Harvest Food Bank Internship Program

August 23, 2019

Sometimes, the best way to learn is to do. Employer partners are throwing their hat in the ring to host students to work in their kitchens. Model Member Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is leading the way with their advanced training internship model, a 16 week program for graduates to get hands-on experience in the kitchen and a chance for a full time job offer.

City Light's First Student Graduation!

August 7, 2019

We are excited to celebrate with Catalyst Kitchens member City Light Community Ministries as they graduated their first class last week! With support from our Catalyst Consulting team, City Light celebrates five graduates from their first culinary class, each completing 12 weeks of job training & seeking employment in the culinary industry.

The Power of a Good Mentor

August 5, 2019

We piloted our first mentorship program this January with twelve mentors & mentees paired across the network to advance their professional goals on both sides of the relationship. Using Lisa Ann Edwards' mentoring approach, our program focused on asking mentees the right questions to arrive at the answers themselves.

Chef Timothy & the Kroc Center of Boston on Defining Student Success

July 10, 2019

Chef Timothy has been helping students find their path with The Salvation Army for almost 15 years. His organization, the Kroc Center of Boston, has recently joined the Catalyst Kitchens network through the Jacques Pepin Foundation scholarship fund, an effort to open more doors for small culinary training programs to access Catalyst Kitchens member resources and programmatic support.