Youth Culinary Program

Going Virtual

We launched a virtual Youth Culinary Program to meet the current environment.

Our Youth Culinary and Customer Service Training Program is designed for young people who are learning job skills while they are going to high school. To participate in this program you must be attending Seattle Public School’s Interagency Academy or Nova High School.

Learn about the Interagency Academy

Learn about Nova High School

Program requirements

They are pretty simple:

  • Age 16 to 21
  • Your school schedule works with the training schedule
  • Approval from your teachers
  • Can train 8 hrs/week for 8 weeks

Not sure? Contact Us.

Here’s what you will get

One of the best training and job placement programs anywhere:

  • 8-weeks of excellent training
  • Real responsibility
  • Resume and computer skills
  • Coaching for interviews
  • Help looking for a good job or internship
  • 10-months of support to help you keep a job

Interested? Contact Us.

Here’s how we will support you

We will help you every step of the way:

  • A one-on-one school counselor to help you
  • Earn high school credit for training
  • Bi-weekly stipend up to $20 a day
  • Connection to drug/alcohol counseling
  • Support with basic needs
  • Help finding and landing a good job or internship
  • Program is free of charge

Interested? Contact Us.

Here’s what you have to do

You don’t have to be perfect, but you have to give this your best every day. Show up on time. Be willing to learn, stay with the program, and work hard. If you don’t give up, neither will we.

Interested? Contact Us.

Our programs work!

Last year, students enrolled in the Youth Culinary Program earned 55 hours of  High School Credit.

Live outside the Puget Sound Area?

If you need job training and support but don’t live near Seattle, our national member network, Catalyst Kitchens, has members across North America.

The FareStart Experience

If you are still unsure if the Youth Culinary Program is right for you, call one of our program leaders and talk about it. We are available during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and would be happy help you. Call us at 206.743.3930  or explore our website: Interagency Academy.

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