Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Culinary Job Training Program Seeks Applicants Dedicated to Preparing for a Career in the Foodservice Industry

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Unemployed and underemployed adults in Cook County willing to make a serious commitment to starting a career in the foodservice industry have the opportunity to enroll in Chicago’s Community Kitchens, a 14-week foodservice training program offered at no cost by the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Chicago’s Community Kitchens provides training in kitchen skills, culinary math, meal preparation, life skills and professional development, as well as a ServSafe® certification course. After 12 weeks of instruction, students complete a two-week internship in a commercial kitchen. Upon program completion, graduates will have the skills necessary for an entry-level position in the foodservice industry.

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Potential Chicago’s Community Kitchens students must be 18 years or older, reside in Cook County, demonstrate a genuine and continuing interest in pursuing a foodservice industry career, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., have a valid Social Security Number, pass a proficiency test in math and reading, pass a drug and alcohol assessment and be available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to apply, visit or call 773-843-5414.

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