We are a 9-week culinary training program aimed at giving our students a second chance in life by providing all of the skills necessary to be successful in the food service industry.
Contact St. Mary’s Skill Center for information at (602) 343-3183
Support the Community Kitchen
Here are 2 ways you can help us make the Community Kitchen program a success.
- Our graduates come ready to work. They are certified in Fire Safety and National Restaurant Association Servsafe Management, and have had to adhere to a strict attendance and drug policy.
- You won’t have to pay any recruiting or advertising costs to find a new kitchen employee.
- If the graduate is a felon, you may receive tax advantages.
- It’s the socially responsible thing to do.
Make a decision that’s good for your business and will help change lives here in the Phoenix area. Hire a Community Kitchen graduate today. If you are part of a restaurant that would like to hire our graduates, or learn more about our program and curriculum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 343-3183.
CK Catering is a social-enterprise business administered by St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. It is staffed by Community Kitchen students who are learning the catering business while working alongside our chef instructors. If you’re planning a party, sit-down lunch, or an elegant dinner — and would like to help your community in the process — count on CK Catering.
All proceeds go to empowering the homeless, disadvantaged individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through job training, personal development and employment in the food service industry.