By Rick Carter, Culinary School Program Manager
We’re really excited about our new catering program, Culinary Catering! Culinary Catering is an extension of The Culinary School, a culinary training program here at the Food Bank of Delaware that trains disadvantaged adults for employment in the foodservice industry, while feeding hungry Delawareans.
Emphasizing great taste and exceptional presentation, our new catering program provides extraordinary food and remarkable service at prices that please. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used, and our caterers are trained to handle every detail of your special event or business function.
When you work with Culinary Catering, your reward is two-fold: honoring your guests or valued employees with wonderful food and service, while helping to change lives in our community! Our catering revenue helps assist funding of The Culinary School, a 14-week culinary training program job-skills program that prepares low- income, disadvantaged adults for employment in the food industry. Students learn food preparation, technique and safety, as well as kitchen operations. They receive job placement, career coaching, mentoring and the life skills which are necessary to succeed after graduation! In addition, all of our students have the opportunity to become ServSafe Certified, and the staff is dedicated to the success of each graduate.
Not only does our catering business financially support our training program, but it also provides employment opportunities for our graduates. Culinary Catering does more than please the taste buds, it makes a difference in our community.
Sliced turkey breast with stuffing, baked tilapia, lump-meat crab cakes, braised beef tips in gravy, fresh salads and sides and hors d’oeuvres are just some of the many items on our menu. Don’t see something? We can also work with you to customize your menu!
We’ve already booked several large functions this spring! If you’re planning a special event or business function, consider Culinary Catering for all of your food needs! To learn more about the program and to view our menu, please click here.