Culinary Workforce Training Program

We believe that everyone deserves access to an enriched education. No More Empty Pots 15-week Culinary Workforce Training Program prepares individuals to enter the workplace as a well-rounded employee and equips them with skills to succeed in a career in the food and beverage industry. Students will develop job and culinary skills while supporting the local economy and combating food waste.

Culinary Skills Training

Lecture-based and hands-on culinary training teaching basic nutrition, knife skills, sanitation, and cooking techniques to successfully work in a professional kitchen. Students will also earn ServSafe Certification.

Career Development & Work Experience

Students participate in career development activities such as resume building and interviewing skills. They engage in work experience placements in scratch kitchens including hospitals, restaurants and institutions.

Host a Culinary Student

No More Empty Pots is looking for local food businesses to host a culinary student for a 4-week Work Experience placement. By welcoming a student into your business, you offer them valuable on-the-job training while retaining local talent and giving back to the community.

For more information, email CWTP@nmepomaha.org

Ongoing Support & Case Management

After successful completion of work experience placement, students are provided job search support. Case management support services are provided from point of application to a year following graduation.

Applications Open Now - October 25, 2019

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Legally entitled to work in the U.S.
  • Willing to commit to all program components
  • Have a strong interest in a culinary career
  • Able to commit to 15 weeks of unpaid programming from 9 AM-4PM, Monday-Friday

How to Apply

Submit the following forms at the same time to start the application process. 


Have Questions?

Contact us at 402-979-5478 or cwtp@nmepomaha.org.

This program taught me a lot. Not just about cooking but about the opportunities that I could have if I worked hard and applied myself. I now know how to cook properly and confidently which has helped me grow my own business.

Rachel C.

Cohort 5 Graduate

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