Parris and Christapher Pitch Food Start-ups to First National Bank

CWTP participants, Parris and Christapher had an opportunity to share their food dreams with the members of the First National Bank Community Leaders Program. For weeks, the participants created business plans, researched the target market, completed competitive analysis and practiced speaking about their businesses in preparation for a Pitch Competition where they had the chance [...] Continue reading »

Culinary Workforce Training Program Cohort 4 Takes Off!

Cohort four welcomes five new participants; Ray, Parris, Christapher, Stacy and Kim. For the next 15 weeks, they will participate in culinary skills training, engage in workforce development and gain experience through internship. In this cohort, we are updating the curriculum to provide more hands-on opportunities to learn about food systems, food waste and seasonal [...] Continue reading »

Lamar & Kasandra Move On To Next Steps

Lamar and Kasandra may have completed the culinary portion of the Culinary Workforce Training Program but they aren’t finished yet. Both participants transitioned from the kitchen to the classroom as they worked on job readiness skills. These skills included refreshing resumes, interviewing techniques and general best practices within the workplace. After completing workforce development training,

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Culinary Workforce Training Program is Back in Action

This January the Culinary Workforce Training Program welcomed two new participants, Kassandra and Michael. The participants will undergo 15 weeks of training including culinary skills, career development and an internship at a food service institution. Although they have different career aspirations, both participants strive to become self-sufficient, with skills that will help them find better

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