Training young people to begin a career in the culinary industry.
The Train Up Culinary program teaches young people basic front- and back-of-house skills to introduce them to careers in the culinary and hospitality industries. Students earn their Restaurant Ready certification from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation as well as their ServSafe Food Handlers and Allergens certificates. Participants gain skills in customer service, restaurant communication, cooking methods, and more through SEAT instructors in order to prepare them for the industry. Qualified participants then go on to internships with local restaurants who provide students first-hand experiences in a variety of duties in a restaurant. Graduates from this program can go on to employment in the industry, community college culinary programs, or culinary apprenticeships.