Rochester-area residents who have experienced barriers to employment but have a passion for cooking are encouraged to apply now to Foodlink’s one-of-a-kind culinary training program.
The Foodlink Career Fellowship is a unique job-training and anti-poverty program – and the first New York State-approved cook apprenticeship. Foodlink is accepting applications all summer for the Class of 2021, which begins its yearlong journey in September.
The curriculum includes nine months of a paid apprenticeship, combining classroom and on-the-job learning with an externship at a local employer. Participants learn essential cooking techniques, earn industry credentials as well as the hard skills needed in large-scale food production. Foodlink staff will facilitate job offers for all graduates, with a focus on livable wage jobs and opportunities for professional development.
All applicants must be nominated by a community-based organizations or mentor. Visit FoodlinkNY.org to download the application and learn more about the program. For more information, please contact Foodlink’s Career Empowerment Initiatives team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: About applying for the Fellowship