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Triad Community Kitchen Culinary School

The Triad Community Kitchen (TCK) Culinary Training Program provides community members with skills, knowedge and support for securing employment in the food service industry. Many TCK students are looking to learn new skills and regain their footing after job loss; others are experiencing different challenges, perhaps recovery from addiction or difficulty finding work after spending time in prison. Regardless of circumstances, TCK offers the opportunity for a fresh start.

Led by Chef Jeff Bacon, an ACF Certified Executive Chef and member of the American Academy of Chefs, TCK is a certified model program of Catalyst Kitchens. 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. Sessions meet for 13 weeks (12 weeks of instruction and a one-week internship).

Classes held during the first 12 weeks meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training includes:

• Certification in ServSafe® sanitation
• Basic culinary skills
• Basic baking skills
• Knife skills
• Kitchen safety
• Mass food production
• Cook-chill technology training
• Catering Production

Training also includes instruction and activities designed to help ensure students are “workplace ready." The one-week internship with a local food service organization or restaurant provides students with “real world” job experience. Selected graduates can extend their training through TCK's Hospitality Residency Program, housed at Second Harvest Food Bank's Providence Restaurant and Catering, and all graduates are encouraged to obtain further training and professional development through continued study.

Triad Community Kitchen graduates between 60-80 students per year, ready for employment in the food service and hospitality industries. Throughout their training, students have the opportunity to support Second Harvest Food Bank's core food distribution program as they learn about mass food production and prepare ready-to-heat meals for Second Harvest Food Bank's partner programs.

How to Apply
Contact Leah Harkey, Client Services Assistant, at 336.397.7062, ext. 259.

Upcoming Sessions





CC50 3/2/2017 5/31/2017 7/14/2017
CC51 3/29/2017 6/28/2017 7/14/2017
CC52 5/10/2017 8/21/2017 9/27/2017
CC53 6/7/2017 9/18/2017 9/27/2017
CC54 7/17/2017 10/16/2017 12/6/2017
CC55 8/23/2017 11/21/2017 12/6/2017
CC56 9/20/2017 12/20/2017 2/7/2018
CC57 10/18/2017 1/25/2018 2/7/2018
CC58 11/16/2017 2/26/2018 4/4/2018
CC59 12/14/2017 3/22/2018 4/4/2018
CC60 1/18/2018 4/18/2018 6/1/2018
CC61 2/15/2018 5/16/2018 6/1/2018
CC62 3/15/2018 6/14/2018 8/3/2018
CC63 4/19/2018 7/20/2018 8/3/2018

TCK/Providence In the News

Feeding the Need: Triad Community Kitchen celebrates 10 years of cooking for a cause

Yes Weekly, Dining For A Cause

The Chronicle, Providence Restaurant Offers Jobs and Food to Forsyth County Community

Winston-Salem Journal, Triad Community Kitchen to Open Restaurant in New Winston-Salem Hotel

Triad Community Kitchen trains workers, serves the hungry



Program Partners

Forsyth Tech
Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC

Program Honors

Catalyst Kitchen Model Member
Yelp Foundation











3655 Reed Street I Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Phone: 336.784.5770
Fax: 336.784.7369

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