3300 US Rte 5 | Derby, VT 05829
Culinary arts job training program for women in transition.
Food Systems & Culinary Arts Program
At Cornucopia, we’re growing social and economic justice for women while feeding our community elders fresh, nutritious meals and supporting local farms.Modeled after the successful FRESH Food initiative created by Vermont Works for Women, Cornucopia provides a supportive vocational training program for women in transition. Participants will receive instruction in basic culinary arts, while cooking meals for community meal sites and other programs.
Who can attend?
The program is designed for women who are transitioning from unsafe or unsustainable living conditions who need extra support in developing marketable job skills. This may include formerly incarcerated women, women leaving abusive partners, victims of domestic and sexual violence, women in recovery, and other life-changing situations.
The program may qualify for work experience for Reach Up, Voc Rehab, and similar programs. Participants will be referred by their case managers or advocates who will continue to provide support in removing barriers to employment.
First, participants will enroll in a 2 week general job readiness program. This will cover basics such as interview skills and resume writing. Trainees will then move into the 13-week culinary skills program, cooking nutritious meals for area seniors while learning: Kitchen essentials, safety and sanitation, knife skills, nutrition, baking & cake decorating, kitchen math & measuring…and more!
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