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 160 food training hours over 8 weeks. Upon completion of the program, participants receive the ServSafe food safety certification. They also receive time management skills, resume writing tips, 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:
- how to use commercial kitchen equipment
- food safety
- kitchen safety
- food preparation and cooking methods
- nutrition basics
- customer service
- resume building
- interview skills
Whenever possible, the kitchen uses produce grown by refugees on our Incubator Farm.
The program is a social enterprise which supports itself through lunches served twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.