Job Training

Food service job training for individuals facing barriers to employment.

Teaching Kitchen

Community Servings’ Teaching Kitchen program trains individuals interested in careers in the food service industry who are currently un/underemployed or facing barriers to employment. As they learn food service skills, program participants also help our kitchen staff prepare the meals we deliver to our clients each day.


Utilizing our state-of-the-art industrial kitchen, which provides an exceptional training venue for applying a well-structured and truly hands-on learning experience, the 12-week curriculum covers all facets of working in a professional kitchen including food safety and sanitation, menu planning, food preparation, nutrition, packaging, and delivery. In addition, participants receive job-readiness and life skills highlighting the importance of punctuality, attendance, cooperation, customer service, and teamwork as well as writing a resume, interviewing, and job placement assistance.

Up to 12 students are enrolled in each of the four course cycles offered annually with classes held Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Friday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

To apply, please fill out this form. Contact Allison, Job Readiness & Employment Manager at 617.522.7777 x206 or if you have questions.

For Employers

Our community partnerships help make the Teaching Kitchen program a success. We invite guest chefs to lead demonstrations for our trainees and provide tours of restaurants and food operation centers. We also welcome the opportunity to discuss your staffing needs and how we might partner together.

“The program as given me hope for the future. I feel privileged that I have been given a chance to gain the knowledge and skills I need to pursue a career in the food industry.”

Trainee, Roxbury

Inside the Teaching Kitchen

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