Community Servings – Teaching Kitchen

Filed Under: Food, Employment
179 Armory St.
Jamaica Plain, ma 02130
Phone: 617-522-7777
Fax: 617-657-1915

The Teaching Kitchen offers a job training program that consists of a 12-week curriculum covering all factors of working in a professional kitchen. This includes food safety, nutrition, knife skills, quality food preparation, and Servsafe certification.

Trainees learn by completing daily hands-on classes with a chef instructor, as well as through participation in a culinary internship in the Community Servings kitchen, where over 3,000 meals are made from scratch each day. The program also includes job readiness classes, resume writing, mock interviews, digital and financial literacy, and one year of job placement and job retention support for all graduates.

Service hours

Monday through Thursday, 9am-4pm (arrive no later than 8:45am each day).

No formal classes are held on Fridays, but trainees are welcome to complete additional, voluntary culinary internship hours.

Requirements & Restrictions

Must be a citizen or be legally registered. Proficiency in English. High school diploma/GED/HiSET not required. CORI friendly; not SORI friendly.

Waiting time
New classes starting every 6 to 7 weeks. Rolling admission process- apply anytime and have an acceptance decision within 1-2 weeks!
No cost to accepted applicants. Some trainees are eligible to earn minimum wage for their training hours. Eligibility is determined as part of the interview process.

English only


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Last updated November 14, 2022


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