Dreaming of a Job or Career in the Food Industry?

A good job at a livable wage is at the heart of the American dream — to have food on the table, a roof overhead, and the financial means to thrive! Our specialty is training low/no-income Californians in the skills needed to start a career in the food industry and land their first good job. Since 2000, we have supported more than 2,000 residents of the Oakland/ San Francisco Bay Area to remove barriers to employment, skill-up, and get hired.

We will prepare you for jobs and progressive careers in restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, cafeterias, catering firms, corporate food services, and healthcare facilities, or to take advanced training in entrepreneurship and starting your own business. 

In addition to job training and placement, we prepare 26,000 meals annually for the homeless and food insecure — and we mentor and coach entrepreneurs as they incubate and scale their food startups and small businesses.

Our Impact

Since 2000, we have changed the lives of thousands of low-income individuals with barriers to employment, equipping them with skills and jobs, and opportunities to thrive economically.

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