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Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) is an opportunity to develop a strong foundation of employable skills through an intensive program of culinary knowledge development, career readiness and job placement. CKA students actively develop and apply new skills by creating wholesome meals to help feed our neighbors, using quality food that may otherwise go to waste.
Thank you for your interest in the Community Kitchen Academy Training Program. Our training is 9 weeks long from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. The kitchen is located at Feeding Chittenden, 228 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington VT 05401.

We are looking forward to receiving your application. Thank you in advance for starting the application process. Applications must have a current working phone number where a message can be left. If we are unable to reach you at the phone number supplied, your application will be incomplete and therefore, not considered.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: In response to COVID-19, CKA will temporarily be restructuring to ensure the safety of students, instructors and the communities we serve. CKA will be offered as an intensive 9-week, full-time job training program. We are committed to making CKA accessible and available to anyone that would benefit from the program. Our plan ensures that the quality of the program is maintained, while enhancing program components related to food safety, transferable life skills and professional development, and community based learning.
Applicants must be able to meet the following requirements:
• At least 18 years old
• Possess basic literacy skills and speak English
• Underemployed or unemployed
• Able to meet low income requirements
• Desire to work in the food service industry
• High School Graduation or GED preffered(or currently in progress)
• Pass structured interview with CKA Chef Instructor
• Able to commit fully to 9-week program. Daily attendance is required. Students must be on time and prepare to stay the entire length of the program.
• Physically able to stand and work for 7 hours, able to lift 50 lbs, able to perform frequent bending and tolerate a hot kitchen environment
• Able to follow multi-step instructions in a fast-paced environment
• Capable of the manual dexterity required for proper knife use
• Have childcare, transportation and housing arrangements in order
• Adhere to host agencies drug, alcohol and tobacco policies.
• Provide information about any criminal background / history. Applicants will not be accepted into the CKA program if they are a registered sex offender, a violent criminal offender or listed on the Child Abuse and Vulnerable Populations registry
For more information, Contact:
Jon Barzensky | jbarzensky@cvoeo.org
Chef Instructor Community Kitchen Academy
Feeding Chittenden
228 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
office: 802.658-7939 ext. 30| cell: 802-318-0118
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