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APPLICATION


PROGRAM DETAILS

​At Sprouts Chef Training, we equip youth to rise from hardship through culinary training and job placement. Youth are paired with a chef mentor and case manager to develop the skills needed to secure and maintain a culinary job. Graduates use these entry-level jobs to kickstart culinary careers, pay for education, or pursue new industries. Since 2012, dozens of young adults have landed first-time, competitive jobs in the modern restaurant industry.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

No experience in the restaurant industry is required.

  • Have a passion for food and cooking
  • Desire to be a chef/ work a culinary job to pay for their next step in life (school, etc.)
  • No previous experience in hospitality is needed
  • 16 – 24 years
  • Available for 16-24 hours per week
  • Available the entire duration of the internship
  • Live in the Bay Area in stable housing
  • Have access to transportation
  • Able to speak English at intermediate level or better 
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, teamwork, focus and vision

Have a question?  Email us at [email protected]!

Background

PROGRAM STRUCTURE


  • Apply to Sprouts Chef Training program directly on our website using our online application
  • Sprouts will invite qualifying applicants to a virtual interview
  • Qualifying candidates will be invited to a restaurant trial day
  • Qualifying candidates will be accepted to the internship

 A four-hour shift for the intern with the dedicated mentor chef at the host restaurant. This shift allows the chef to assess whether the intern is a good fit for the restaurant and for the intern to make sure that they can commit to this new work structure and environment.

  • Chef Trainees attend a virtual orientation to cover internships goals plus programs
  • Youth attend a 60-minute money management workshop
  • Sprouts helps Chef Trainees complete their Food Handlers Certification
  • Runs two to six months
  • Typically two, eight-hour shifts per week
  • Mentor chef and kitchen crew teaches Chef Trainee kitchen basics, such as knife skills, food preparation, food handling and storage, and plating.

Sprouts supports the intern throughout the internship, checking in several times a week. This allows us to track the intern’s progress, assisting them with any challenges or personal issues. Sprouts has regular contact with the mentor chef and other personal advisors to make sure the intern is progressing and adjusting well to the kitchen environment.

We provide support to Chef Trainees as they look for culinary jobs post-internship. From providing tips, writing recommendations, and reaching out to chefs in our network – we are committed to post-internship success.

TIMELINE


  • SPRING COHORT DATES

    JANUARY

    Spring Applications Open

    FEBRUARY

    Spring Interviews | Trial Shifts

    MARCH

    Financial Workshops | Intensive CT Mentorship

    APRIL

    Spring Cohort Graduation

  • SUMMER COHORT DATES

    APRIL

    Summer Applications Open | Interviews

    MAY

    Trial Shifts

    JUNE

    Summer Cohort Begins | Financial Workshops

    JULY

    Intensive CT Mentorship

    AUGUST

    Summer Cohort Graduation

  • FALL COHORT DATES

    AUGUST

    CT Fall Applications Open | Interviews

    SEPTEMBER

    Trial Shifts

    OCTOBER

    Fall Cohort Begins | Financial Workshops

    NOVEMBER

    Intensive CT Mentorship

    DECEMBER

    Fall Cohort Graduation

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