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Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy

We're teaching kitchen skills to support meaningful employment in local hospitality industries.

There is always a chance for growth and change.  And no matter what difficulties a person has been through, they can lead a self-sufficient and happy life.

That's the idea behind The Salvation Army of Napa's new Culinary Arts Training Program - a program that welcomes people who have struggled with homelessness and substance abuse, and gives them a unique opportunity.  Through this program, they will develop kitchen skills to support meaningful employment in local hospitality industries while instilling professionalism, confidence, and dignity.

Hope is never lost.

Hands-On Training

Members of the Culinary Arts Training Program will be provided several weeks of intensive training, which includes a National Restaurant Association ServSafe Certificate upon passing the ServSafe Exam.  This will include a wide range of academic activities, directed hands-on training in a state of the art kitchen, community field trips to a variety of food service operations, and one-on-one mentoring provided by industry professionals. 

We have a similar program in Lodi that has met great success.

This is the opportunity of a lifetime for those who have struggled in the past and are ready to begin a new life.

Can You Help Us Get Started?

Please consider making a gift. Your donation will help build the Culinary Arts training program from the ground up. Who wouldn't want to be a part of something so uplifting for the Napa community? You can make a secure credit card donation here.  Thank you.