PROVIDENCE - A PROGRAM OF SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
Our Providence Culinary Training kitchen and classrooms are located in the heart of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC’s warehouse, highlighting the connections between opportunity, health and good food. Providence’s social enterprises include dining-for-a-cause restaurants, catering, and a community meals program that provides healthy, prepared meals for children and seniors.
We invest in people to make individual lives better and make our communities
Providence Culinary Training (formerly Triad Community Kitchen)
Providence students comes from all walks of life. Some who enroll want to learn new skills and make new connections after a job loss. Some want to enhance their skills to pursue better paying opportunities. Others are charting a course out of a troubled past to a fresh start in life. All who enroll are supported through the unique and challenging Providence Culinary Training experience and in finding work following graduation.
Led by Chef Jeff Bacon, an ACF Certified Executive Chef and member of the American Academy of Chefs, Providence Culinary Training is a certified model program of Catalyst Kitchens, graduating between 60-80 students per year. Candidates are referred to our program by Forsyth Technical Community College, Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC, partner agencies of Second Harvest Food Bank and others.
Classes held during the first 12 weeks meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Providence graduates are encouraged to obtain further training and professional development through continued study. Selected graduates have the opportunity to gain resume-building work experience in paid residency positions at Providence dining establishments. Residents work alongside seasoned professionals for up to two years, preparing them to move forward in their culinary careers and into leadership roles. Revenues from Providence's non-profit business ventures, which includes Providence Catering, as well as from Providence Community Meals, help to ensure Providence Culinary Training continues to be a place where the doors to opportunity are always open so that students can gain skills and confidence to change their economic circumstances and lives for the better.
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Providence Community Meals
“We use Second Harvest's Providence Catering because they’re among the best caterers we’ve found.
The fact that their services also support Providence Culinary Training, a program that's empowering
Building off the success of our Providence Restaurant's Residency Program, Providence Kitchen will employ 6 new residents to continue their culinary training. In addition to learning the front and back of the house, our residents will receive barista training at this location.
Triad Community Kitchen trains workers, serves the hungry