Community Kitchen

Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Kitchen provides free culinary job training to prepare men and women from all backgrounds for work in food services. The TAFB Community Kitchen gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and give back to the community.

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During the 16-week Program, Students:
  • Learn from the TAFB professional chef
  • Participate in demonstrations given by community professional chefs
  • Receive coaching in life skills and job readiness
  • Prepare meals that are delivered to TAFB Partner Agencies
  • Showcase their new skills at on-site catering events for TAFB
  • Serve a two-week unpaid internship at a local food service institution
  • Celebrate their accomplishments at a formal graduation ceremony (View Photos)


Photo credit: Jason Kindig

Program Highlights

Since its inception in 2007, 273 students have successfully completed the program. On average, more than 80 percent of Community Kitchen students have continued to be employed at least one year after graduation.

To offer an internship site or employment and/or for information about student applications and other aspects of the Tarrant Area Food Bank Community Kitchen, contact Community Kitchen Manager Barbara Higbee at 817-857-7144 or