Community Kitchens

JOB TRAINING IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

JOB TRAINING AND HELPING THE CAUSE, ALL IN ONE

Chicago’s Community Kitchens is a 14-week program for unemployed and underemployed adults in Cook County that prepares students for a productive career in foodservice. While training for their future, students gain hands-on experience in a variety of culinary techniques as they prepare lunch every day and participate in catering opportunities. 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Give us a call at 773-843-5414 to get started.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

Criteria for being admitted into the program:

WHAT DOES THE FOODSERVICE PROGRAM INCLUDE?

Chicago's Community Kitchens in the News

Dec. 20, 2015: Chicago's Best on WGN TV featured Chicago's Community Kitchens in their holiday episode. The piece highlights Chicago's Community Kitchens alum Terrance Bertrand, who graduated from the program and got a job at Quartino Ristorante.

Watch the story!

WANT TO HELP SUPPORT CHICAGO’S COMMUNITY KITCHENS?

For Financial Donations, please call 773-247-FOOD (3663)

CHICAGO'S COMMUNITY KITCHENS SUPPORTERS: 
INTERNSHIP SITES, EMPLOYMENT PARTNERS AND CHEF MENTORS 

By sharing their knowledge of culinary career paths, our employment partners, guest presenters and chefs have made a huge impact on the success of our students and the program as a whole.

Internship sites, employment partners and chef mentors include:

Ain’t She Sweet Café 
Aramark at Soldier Field
Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
BellyQ/Urban Belly 
Beurrage Bakery
Bridge House Tavern
Bruges Brothers Food Truck
Buzz Café
Bullpen Staffing
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
Chartwells at:
- The Noble Street Network of Charter Schools 
- DePaul University
- Elmhurst College
- St. James School
- University Center
- Community High School District 218
Culinary Sales Support, Inc.
Del Frisco’s Steakhouse 
Eataly Chicago
EL Ideas
Farmhouse
FIG Catering
Floriole Café & Bakery
Freestyle Restaurant at the Dana Hotel
Gary Comer Youth Center
Gibsons Restaurant Group
Giordano’s Pizza
Griffith Laboratories 
Gourmet Gorilla
GT Fish & Oyster
Harvest Room
Honey Baked Ham & Café 
Hot Chocolate Restaurant
J&L Catering 
Jewell Events Catering
Labriola Baking Company
Le Pain Quotidien
Little Company of Mary Hospital
Mariano’s Fresh Market
Matthew House
Mexique
mk Restaurant
Oak Lawn Respiratory & Rehabilitation Center
Pacific Garden Mission
Pathways Supportive Living Communities
Perennial Virant
Quartino Ristorante
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
South Shore Hospital
The Chopping Block
The Duck Inn
Whole Foods Market