An update from The Culinary School

By Rick Carter, Culinary School Program Manager

The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware is proud to announce a first-ever collaboration with the YWCA Home Life Center located in Wilmington, Delaware.

The partnership will allow The Culinary School to provide additional culinary training for the YWCA’s clients and ensure job placement after graduation

“This collaborative opportunity is very beneficial to the participants in our program. The Culinary School will provide the next level of intense culinary training that compliments the skills and knowledge gained through the Home Life Management Center’s culinary program. The Culinary School curriculum affords the opportunity for training in a class-room setting, coaching, and hands-on-demonstration coupled with an opportunity for a two-week internship placement that will potentially lead to stable employment,” said Patricia Pettaway-Ward, Chief Housing Officer of the YWCA Home Life Center.

Currently, the 27th class is in session and is full. The students are learning everything from knife skills, to making soups, baking, and restaurant cooking skills. The students are also studying hard to become ServSafe Certified, which is a nationally recognized certification. The students are also learning daily about life skills such as: self confidence, anger management, financial literacy, nutrition & wellness, job searching/interviewing techniques, accountability, honesty and time management to name a few.

The next class will start on August 22, 2011, and The Culinary School is currently accepting applications for this class. Interested students may contact me at (302) 444-8076 for additional information.

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