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OUR Center’s Culinary Arts Program – Supported Employment Program

One of the driving forces behind the OUR Center’s Culinary Arts Program was local Longmont food services’ (restaurants, hotels, caterers, etc.) request for quality and long-term culinary employees.   According to the food service industry in Longmont, this is currently one of, if not the biggest, challenge facing them.

The goal of this new program is to prepare underemployed, unemployed, previously incarcerated persons and/or homeless adults for careers in the food service industry. The Culinary Arts Program will help change lives by giving those with an interest in the culinary arts a skill for life.

Participants will receive hands-on training by a Culinary Trained Chef. Some of the topics that will be taught include: knife skills, food & kitchen safety, cooking methods & techniques, stock fundamentals, eggs, soups, salads & vinaigrettes, meat, poultry, fish, seasonings, rice & grains, legumes & vegetables, basic plating, baking & breads, leadership skills, conflict resolution, and other critical job skills.

Fine Print:

Must be 18 years or older.
No Experience Needed.
Must complete entire curriculum to receive certification.
Must be willing to partner with  an OUR Center Resource Specialist throughout the course.

Three(3)  12 Week Programs Available     –      Monday – Thursday 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm

March 6th – May 26th,  2017  (Apply by: February 21st   Confirmation by: February 27th)
June 12th – September 1st,  2017   (Apply by: May 30th  Confirmation by: June 5th)
September 18th – December 15th,  2017  (Apply by: September 5th   Confirmation by:  September 11th)

Contact Gil for questions or more information:

Gil@ourcenter.org  303-772-5529


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