Paid on-the-job learning at TAFB
Apprentices start at Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) to receive hands-on instruction and participate in skill development activities. They put their skills to work in TAFB's commercial kitchen, transforming surplus donated food into nutritious meals that are distributed to food insecure people in the community. Apprentices also complete a variety of other experiences to engage them in the mission of TAFB to empower communities to address hunger.
Work Experience with Taste Project
Apprentices will spend eight weeks at Taste Project's Taste Community Restaurant, a nonprofit, pay-what-you-can restaurant in the Near Southside. About 24 – 32 hours per week will be dedicated to learning food prep management, managing a hot line, recipe development, ingredient sourcing, recipe costing, plating, menu building, and service planning.
Culinary School of Fort Worth Apprenticeship
Designated as a pre-apprenticeship program under The Culinary School of Fort Worth, apprentices will be qualified as Certified Fundamentals Cooks through the ACF upon completion of the program and passing the ACF exam. Apprentices are assisted with job placement and are eligible to continue their education in The Culinary School of Fort Worth’s apprenticeship program.