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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.
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.