Foodlink Career Fellowship graduate honored with national grant award

Previous Next An alumnus of the Foodlink Career Fellowship, a local culinary apprenticeship program, earned national recognition this week with a $5,000 grant award from the Jacques Pépin Foundation. Olvin Cortes, who graduated from the Fellowship in 2021 and is currently the banquet chef at the Strathallan Hotel & Spa, was honored Tuesday, June 18, […]

Foodlink Career Fellowship Class 7 Graduates!

The Foodlink Career Fellowship welcomed four new aspiring chefs to its alumni network on Monday, March 25. Zamary, Rich, Teagan, and China graduated from the Foodlink Career Fellowship program. The rigorous one year program gives graduates all the tools, resources and skills to enter into the culinary world. These four are now opening the door to […]

Inaugural class of Food Biz 101 graduates!

Previous Next A dozen local food entrepreneurs graduated from a first-of-its-kind program on Monday, and presented their new business plans to the community. Participants in the Food Biz 101 program attended 10 workshops and heard from local industry and business development experts. The free program – an American Rescue Plan Act-funded initiative through the City […]

Foodlink Career Fellowship student participates in local chef competition

A member of the Foodlink Career Fellowship’s current class participated this week in The American Culinary Federation Rochester Chapter‘s inaugural Student Chef of the Year competition on Monday at Monroe Community College. Six local student chefs competed for the title of Student Chef of the Year, which recognizes a student who possesses a high degree […]

Nutrition Education workshops return to Public Market for National Nutrition Month

Foodlink is once again offering its popular Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables program at the Public Market on Thursdays. Nutrition educators are back in full swing offering free recipes demonstrations and nutrition lessons beginning Thursday. Demonstrations have been on pause throughout the winter, but Foodlink is happy to announce their return to coincide […]

Investment from KeyBank helps to support growth of Foodlink Career Fellowship

A $300,000 investment from KeyBank will help support growth and expansion of a culinary apprenticeship program at Foodlink. This grant is part of KeyBank’s commitment to invest $40 billion in the communities it serves. The Foodlink Career Fellowship creates pathways to prosperity for individuals with barriers to sustainable employment. The year-long, NYS-certified culinary apprenticeship program […]

Check out highlights from our 2024 Nourishing Lives fundraiser!

Foodlink held its annual “Nourishing Lives” fundraising special on Jan. 31, in partnership with presenting sponsor Wegmans and News 8 WROC-TV. The televised fundraiser helps shine a light on Foodlink’s current operations, including a behind-the-scenes look at the many programs and services we offer beyond our role as the regional food bank. Below, check out […]

Foodlink Community Café features produce from Community Farm in new menu

The Foodlink Community Café is proud to share that a few of the new menu items on our Winter Menu are now fresher than ever, with ingredients sourced directly from our very own Community Farm! Through the help of our staff farm specialist, John, the café staff was able to preserve produce from the growing […]

Tickets on sale for Forks & Skis fundraiser!

Forks & Skis, a charity ski event presented by Delta Air Lines, returns to Hunt Hollow Ski Club on March 1, 2024, to benefit Foodlink. Skiers can enjoy a fun day on the slopes – all while supporting Foodlink’s mission to end hunger and build healthier communities. Within Foodlink’s 10-county service area, nearly 120,000 people […]