Association House Kitchen
What We Do
Association House Kitchen is a fast-paced, 8-week food preparation training and subsidized employment program for returning and justice-involved citizens designed to equip graduates for positions in professional kitchens.
In this program you'll learn:
Industry standards and expectations
Classical knife skills
Proper food preparation
Techniques for maximum yield
Use of most common professional kitchen tools and equipment
Graduates will also earn their ServSafe Illinois Food Handler certificate.
Our unique approach pairs culinary training with critical reflection through Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). MRT is highly-effective in creating a positive identity, improving decision-making, and helping individuals recognize the social consequences of actions.
Participants will receive two MRT sessions weekly during the program and for 4-6 weeks following graduation.
How We Are Different
In addition to skills-training, our team provides one on one support and wrap-around programs to ensure your success. You’ll have access to our Income Support Specialist, Case Managers, Career Navigator, Mental Health Counselors, and more. Here, we get to know you and invest in you as a whole person.
Eligibility & Enrollment
This program is currently open to City of Chicago residents who are returning citizens or justice involved individuals with non-violent offenses. For consideration, complete the form below.
Contact: 773-772-7170 ext. 1050
Current Class Schedule: Monday through Friday.
Class Format: 8 Week Program, 5 Hour Class, and in-person.
Next Class Starts: January 29, 2024