First State
Community Action Agency

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Adult Culinary Arts Training


The Adult Culinary Arts Program is sponsored by First State CAA and funded by the Delaware Department of Labor Workforce Investment Board.


This program taps into one of Delaware's fastest growing industries - the food industry - which offers employment opportunities for every age, background, skill and experience level!


The goal of the program is to train unemployed/underemployed adults in basic culinary skills required to obtain and retain employment in the local food industry.  The program also provides soft skills training (resume writing/interviewing, etc.) and job placement services to students.  

  • Instruction by certified Chef Instructors
  • 40 hours of Job Shadowing
  • 40 hours of Paid Internship
  • Training in a full commercial kitchen
  • Field trips
  • Preparation for ServSafe Certification
Program Highlights:

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