Culinary Arts Program

Training takes place in the certified kitchen at Catholic Charities’ St. Anthony Campus, located at 2234 W. Market St, Louisville, KY 40212. Participants receive a total of 200 food training hours over 8 weeks. During the course, participants take the ServSafe Food Handler’s exam in order to receive their permit. Upon graduation, students receive a certificate of completion, chef knife, and job placement assistance.

The following basic kitchen and food safety skills are taught during the course of the class in order to help the students establish gainful employment in the future:

  • food safety
  • sanitation
  • how to use commercial kitchen equipment
  • kitchen safety
  • food preparation and cooking methods
  • nutrition basics
  • customer service
  • resume building
  • interview skills

New classes begin the first Monday of each month. To enroll, please contact Laura Stevens at or 502-873-2566 ext. 256.

The program is a social enterprise which supports itself through catering and lunches served twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.