Chef-in-Training Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


Sprouts Chef-in-training program offers young adults that haven’t had it easy the opportunity to change their lives around by training them to become chefs. For 6 months, they are paid to learn everything they need to know to land a sustainable job in the modern restaurant industry. They train directly alongside a local mentor chef and receive job application coaching from Wells Fargo.
Since 2012, we have had 32 apprentices enter into our program. 72% of graduated Chefs-in-Training interns have landed jobs in establishments such as Locanda, 25 Lusk, Whole Foods, and Farley Cafe. Our program is made possible by the donations of community members and local businesses.  Watch our video to learn more!
  • Overview

  • Founding

  • CIT I

  • CIT II

  • CIT III

DONATE


It is thanks to donations from community members and local businesses that we are able to keep our Chef-in-Training program afloat! Thank you so much for your support. We can’t wait to make a difference with your donation.

SPONSOR AN ENTIRE DAY OF TRAINING

SPONSOR 6 WEEKS OF TRAINING

SPONSOR 3 MONTHS OF TRAINING

SPONSOR AN ENTIRE INTERNSHIP

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CIT INTERN PROFILES


Background

“It is hard to overstate the meaningful impact Sprouts Chef-in-Training Program has made on our interns. I can say with confidence that Sprouts is one of the most effective programs I’ve ever worked within my 5+ years of youth engagement. Our school is so grateful for their expertise and professionalism, and look forward to impacting more youth.”

– Terrance Holliday

Ralph J. Bunche High School Work Based Learning Liaison, 2016
Background

We would love to get in touch!
Send us an email at sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org!

APPLICATION


PROGRAM DETAILS

The Chef-in-Training Program is a 6-month program. CIT interns work in a real, restaurant kitchen. The food they prepare goes out directly to customers! Applicants should possess the passion and drive to make the long-term commitment to this fast-paced, physically-demanding work.

We accept applications on a rolling basis! You are encouraged to apply if you have a strong interest in pursuing a future in the culinary industry.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • 16-24 years old
  • Speak fluent English
  • Live in San Francisco Bay Area
  • Available to work at least 16 hours/week
  • Have access to transportation (personal or public)
  • No previous experience in the restaurant industry is necessary
  • Desire to use skills learned to pursue future path in the culinary field

PROGRAM UPDATES


GET IN TOUCH


BAY : (207) 233-2757
NYC : (814) 853-2804
Sprouts Locations

KITCHEN OFFICES
Girls Inc. Oakland
510 16th street
Oakland CA 94612
Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland CA 94612

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