Chef Mentors

Chef Mentors Are Community Heros

Since 2012, Bay Area chef mentors have helped dozens of interns secure culinary jobs. In exchange for labor, chefs provide interns with culinary and soft skills. By volunteering their time and resources Sprouts’ mentor chefs are changing lives within their community. 

Hosting An Intern

4-6 month internships
2, 8-hour shifts per week
Trial shift + orientation
Weekly Sprouts check-ins
Sprouts pays interns wage
Participation in fundraisers

Help a youth achieve financial independence

Host Restaurants


The Sprouts CIT Program gives back. I really didn’t have that growing up, so I wanted to make sure that once I had my own place, I could do that for someone else.

-Chef Nelson German
Chef-Training Mentor Chef, Owner of alaMar


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