[ITB Culinary Arts Program]
The Inside the Box Culinary Arts Program is funded by JPMorgan Chase; each student accepted into the program receives a full scholarship. The class consists of students from three segments: aged out foster youths, clients of Metropolitan Ministries, and residential clients of Metropolitan Ministries. The culinary arts students move quickly through the 16 week course from basic skills to more advanced techniques that are the basis for creating any style of cuisine.
The program consist of 150 hours of culinary classes, 20 hours for a Food Handling Certification Course, 100 hours of High Volume Production experience, 100 hours of Cafeteria experience, 200 hours of Restaurant experience, and 40 hours for a Life and Employment Skills Course. Training in restaurant, institutional, and cafeteria cooking will prepare students for diverse job opportunities. And throughout this active experience, our chef instructors will develop the students confidence, creativity and personal style as a professional cook. After earning their Certificate, we work with them to find a job to put those new skills to work in the Food Service industry.