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 April 8 - May 31
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.