opening doors through training

What We Offer

We provide a Food Prep & Baking Job Training & Placement Program. The Program is 8 weeks, 240 hours, and FREE for youth and adults over 18 in the San Francisco Bay Area. You will learn commercial food preparation and baking along with the job readiness skills essential to meaningful employment.

Participants Gain


240 hours of intensive job training in the Fundamentals of Commercial Food Prep & Baking


Hands on kitchen experience with chefs & food service professionals


Job Readiness & Workplace Essential Skills Instruction for the Food Industry


Updated Résumé & Job Interviewing Practice

Graduates Receive


Program Certificate of Completion


SERVSafe Food Handler Certification


Job placement support


12 months of follow-up services & support


Professional Development Workshops


Exposure to Professional Networks

Where & When

Training Hours
Mondays – Fridays 9:00am – 3:30pm

1615 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

(Entrance via California Street)

Get Started

The process is easy to apply – complete the application below and participate in an intake interview with a member of The Bread Project program staff.

To schedule an appointment for an intake interview, contact us at:
Office: 510.594.1702
Mobile: 510.418.0617

Interviews take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Certain applicants may be required to do a 2-hour kitchen exercise to complete your application.

Our program has certain eligibility and documentation requirements

Program Schedule

Programs begin in September and run through June of the following year.

*Online Only

Due to COVID, our Program is a combination of in-class and online instruction, and condensed into 5 weeks and 150 hours.

Questions? Contact our program staff at 510.594.1702 or email us at
We are happy to help you!

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