Our Training Program

We provide a Food Prep & Baking Job Training & Placement Program. The Program duration is 5 weeks and FREE for adults and youth over 18. It includes commercial food preparation and baking along with job readiness skills essential to getting a job.

The Program is offered in person at our industrial kitchen located at 1615 University Avenue in Berkeley and online as needed for those living outside the Bay Area.

What You Can Achieve 


Competencies: Safe Food Handling, Equipment Knowledge, Culinary/Bakers Math, Basic Food Prep & Baking Knowledge & Skills, Kitchen Professionalism, Quality Control, Personal Responsibility, Following Directions, Time Management 


Job Readiness Skills: Resume Writing, Internet Searching, How to Interview; and Emotional Intelligence Skills: Attitude, Motivation, Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Goal Setting 


Real World Experience: Preparing 500 Meals Weekly for You and Your Family, and the Homeless and Food Insecure.

What Happens on Graduation


Certifications: You will have a Certificate of Completion and your SERVSafe Food Handler Certification from the State of California.


Follow Up: We stay with you for at least 12 months to assist with job interviews, announcements, and 1:1 job counseling.


Ongoing Learning: You have a lifelong subscription to ROUXBE, the leading global online learning platform to refresh and remain current in your career.


Community: You become part of our family of alumni for networking and mutual support.

Program Schedule

Hours, Location & Transportation

Days & Times

Mondays – Fridays

9:00am – 3:30pm

For 5 weeks (see schedule below)


All in person sessions are located at

1615 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

(Entrance via California Street)


On AC Transit Line 51B

6 blocks from N. Berkeley BART

Get Started

It only takes 5 minutes to apply – complete the application below and participate in an interview with a member of The Bread Project program staff.

Before you apply check our eligibility requirements. If you’re not sure you’re eligible or if you have questions contact Arion at:

Email: program@breadproject.org
Office: 510.594.1702
Mobile: 510.418.0617

If you live outside the Bay Area and are interested in our Online Program, contact Arion at the email above.

In-Person Program Schedule

2023- 2024

GroupStart DateGraduation Date

Monday through Friday

9:00am to 3:30pm

1615 University Avenue 

Berkeley, CA 94703

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