Culinary Training for Youth
The Filet of Soul Culinary Institute program for youth targets economically disadvantaged young people between the ages of 14-24 in West Chester and Coatesville. Students receive culinary training, paid work experience, ServSafe certification, soft skills education, transportation (if needed), resume building and job placement. The accommodation and food service industry provides a greater number of jobs (than any other industry) to youth ages 14-21 and this training provides a major opportunity for students to take advantage of this trend. The youth currently receive this training while participating in the Charitable Meal Preparation and Delivery Program and Catering events and will do so while working in the Community Café.