Apply to The Academy
The Loaves and Fishes Culinary Training Program is a ten week (150 hour) intensive hands-on course designed specifically to teach students garnered from partnering agencies a cross-section of culinary and life skills to support their re-entry into the job market. It includes completing a Food Handling Certification process, instruction on cooking techniques, knife skills, food preparation and serving, proper and safe operation of commercial kitchen equipment, and food service skills. Students will also receive coaching in attitude, reliability, appearance, nutrition and working in a team oriented environment.
The participants will be evaluated each week on attendance, punctuality, quantity and quality of work and attitude. Additionally we will invite the participants to provide feedback regarding the program so that the program can be adjusted to meet their needs, as appropriate.
Upon successful completion of the program each participant will earn a current valid California Safety and Sanitation License and a “Certificate of Completion” to accompany job applications.
Successful participants will then work with Workforce Liaisons and LFCC personnel to identify potential job opportunities. Participants who demonstrate a particular affinity for the culinary arts will have the opportunity to apply for admission to the two-year AA degree Diablo Valley College Culinary Arts program as well as other continuation programs available to them within Contra Costa County.
Written applications for admission are accepted year round and qualified applicants will be placed in the appropriate class. Download the application here, then please fill it out and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can mail a hard copy to:
Loaves And Fishes of Contra Costa
The Culinary Arts Program
835 Ferry Street
Martinez, CA 94553
The positions available are limited. The minimum number of participants will be 8 and a maximum of 10.