Chef-In-Training Program Statistics

Sprouts Chef-in-Training program offers young adults that haven’t had it easy the opportunity to change their lives 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 41 CIT interns enter into our program. 86% of admitted interns have successfully completed the 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!

  • VIOLENCE AND CRIME

    VIOLENCE AND CRIME

    30% of interns experienced domestic violence pre-internship
    50% of interns lived in single-parent household
    100% of interns lived in low-income household
    14% of interns in juvenile detention or prison prior to internship
    49% of interns involved in drugs, gang-activity, or violence pre-internship 
    26% of interns ever in foster care

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    JOB SECURITY

    86% of interns graduate from Chef in Training Program
    94% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 1 year after internship
    88% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 2 years after internship
    71% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 3-5 years after internship
    65% of graduated interns offered a full or part-time position by their mentor restaurant

    POVERTY

    100% Verified Low-Income

    AVERAGE AGE

    17 years old

    GENDER

    Male: 56%
    Female: 44%

    MINORITY GROUPS

    LGBTQ: 19%

    ETHNICITY

    Black or African American: 62%
    Hispanic or Latino: 23%
    Asian/Pacific Islander: 7%
    Middle Eastern: 4%
    White or Caucasian: 4%

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    EDUCATION

    39% of interns have a lapse in school, attend a continuation school or independent study program

  • JOB SECURITY

    JOB SECURITY

    86% of interns graduate from Chef in Training Program
    94% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 1 year after internship
    88% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 2 years after internship
    71% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 3-5 years after internship
    65% of graduated interns offered a full or part-time position by their mentor restaurant

    POVERTY

    100% Verified Low-Income

    VIOLENCE AND CRIME

    30% of interns experienced domestic violence pre-internship
    50% of interns lived in a single-parent household
    100% of interns lived in a low-income household
    14% of interns in juvenile detention or prison prior to internship
    49% of interns involved in drugs, gang activity, or violence pre-internship
    26% of interns ever in foster care

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    AVERAGE AGE

    17 years old

    GENDER

    Male: 56%
    Female: 44%

    MINORITY GROUPS

    LGBTQ: 19%

    ETHNICITY

    Black or African American: 62%
    Hispanic or Latino: 23%
    Asian/Pacific Islander: 7%
    Middle Eastern: 4%
    White or Caucasian: 4%

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    EDUCATION

    39% of interns have a lapse in school, attend continuation school or independent study program

  • DEMOGRAPHIC

    AVERAGE AGE

    17 years old

    GENDER

    Male: 56%
    Female: 44%

    MINORITY GROUPS

    LGBTQ: 19%

    ETHNICITY

    Black or African American: 62%
    Hispanic or Latino: 23%
    Asian/Pacific Islander: 7%
    Middle Eastern: 4%
    White or Caucasian: 4%

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    EDUCATION

    39% of interns have a lapse in school, attend continuation school or independent study program

    VIOLENCE AND CRIME

    30% of interns experienced domestic violence pre-internship
    50% of interns lived in a single-parent household
    100% of interns lived in a low-income household
    14% of interns in juvenile detention or prison prior to internship
    49% of interns involved in drugs, gang activity, or violence pre-internship
    26% of interns ever in foster care

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    JOB SECURITY

    86% of interns graduate from Chef in Training Program
    94% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 1 year after internship
    88% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 2 years after internship
    71% of interns have jobs in the restaurant industry 3-5 years after internship
    65% of graduated interns offered a full or part-time position by their mentor restaurant

    POVERTY

    100% Verified Low-Income

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