The Community Kitchen Academy (CKA), a partnership between the Vermont Foodbank and Capstone Community Action, helps under- and unemployed Vermonters for a career in the food service industry through an intensive culinary skills development, career readiness and job placement training.
When they graduate, students are ready for a job in the food service industry. They have developed valuable life and professional skills including goal establishment, résumé writing, interviewing skills, conflict management, and budgeting.
In addition to the training, CKA performs another important function: rescuing produce, meat and other foods that would otherwise be wasted from grocery stores, restaurants, local farms, and food service companies, and transforming it into nutritious, easy to prepare meals that are vacuum sealed, frozen and distributed through food shelves and meal sites.
Check out the Community Kitchen Academy’s website at www.vtfoodbank.org for more information!