Summer culinary training at the Food Bank of Delaware

June 2, 2017

Students interested in learning basic culinary skills can have the opportunity to explore the culinary field through a free, Pre-Employment Transition Services Culinary Career Exploration Program at the Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch.

The program starts Tuesday, June 20 and runs through Aug. 10. There are three, 3-hour sessions each week from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon (each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

The program is free to qualified students – ages 16-21 who are already receiving Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assistance.

Through this partnership, students will learn kitchen safety, knife skills, and also experience cooking and baking opportunities in the kitchen at the Food Bank of Delaware. In addition to field trips and off-site tours, they will receive $tand By Me financial coaching.

The program also incorporates a life skills curriculum, including time management, team building, career goal setting, and more.

Each student receives a chef coat and hat, the ServSafe text, materials and supplies, plus a bus pass or gas card.

For more information, contact Program Manager Ruthann Messick at 302-424-3301, ext. 107, or by email at

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