CKA Burlington Application

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Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for a career in the food service industry and lifelong learning through an intensive program of culinary skills development, career readiness and job placement. Students actively develop and apply new skills by creating wholesome meals for those at risk of hunger using food that has been gathered from within our communities that may otherwise go to waste.
Thank you for your interest in the Community Kitchen Academy Training Program. Our training is 13 weeks long from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Thursday AND 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Friday. The kitchen is located at Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, 228 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT. 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.
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
• Have the legal right to work in the U.S.
• Provide documentation of High School Graduation or GED (or currently in progress)
• Pass structured interview with CKA Chef Instructor
• Able to commit fully to 13-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 6 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 questions please contact:
For more information, Contact:
James Consentino
C.C.C. Pro Chef II
Chef Instructor
Community Kitchen Academy
294 N. Winooski Ave
Suite 112A
Burlington VT 05401
ph: 802-540-2571
email: jconsentino@cvoeo.org
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