Recipe For Success
Culinary Job Training Program
The students of New Hampshire Food Bank's Recipe for Success Culinary Job Training Program provided samples from recipes using locally raised foods for the NH Farm & Forest Expo on February 3rd & 4th at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester.
They prepared and served delicious dishes for EXPO attendees to sample including pan-fried Pollock with Portuguese sauce, Portsmouth Lobster Company's lobster raviolis, and custard from Pete & Gerry's® Organic Eggs with NH maple syrup. All of these products can be found locally and we were excited to feature them along with the students' new skills.
The Culinary Job Training Program is an eight-week course designed for unemployed or underemployed individuals pursuing careers in the culinary industry. Students learn the fundamentals of working in a commercial kitchen through hands on experience and ServSafe coursework. Each student takes the ServSafe Manager's Certification exam, gains experience catering events, and serves thousands of community members through registered agencies of the NH Food Bank. What better way to give back to the community while job searching than providing food for over 400 agencies and learning technical skills?
Attention chefs! Cooking Matters™, a program of Share Our Strength, will be hosting a mixer at the New Hampshire Food Bank in March 2012 for past, present, and future chef volunteers. Participating with Cooking Matters is an innovative way to showcase your talents, work with your community, and become part of the national movement to end childhood hunger.