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.
Externship at Taste Project
Apprentices then complete an 8-week externship at Taste Project, a pay-what-you-can restaurant, to engage in additional on-the-job learning.
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.