Treasure Coast Food Bank accepting applications for next Culinary Training Academy

Treasure Coast Food Bank accepting applications for next Culinary Training Academy

Fort Pierce, Fl ( -The Treasure Coast Food Bank is accepting applications for its next Culinary Training Academy. The 12-week job training program in Fort Pierce prepares graduates for careers in the food production industry. It’s designed to help them develop their skills and move into new roles.

As many struggle with employment during the pandemic, the program is meant to serve as an option for improving a person’s future potential.

President and CEO Judith Cruz says students will learn the principles of cooking, cleanliness, food service operation, and designing a menu. The course has been offered for 4 years, but it’s even more vital right now.

The academy’s newest 12-week session will feature both virtual and in-person learning at the Sunshine Kitchen in Fort Pierce. It starts Feb. 8, applications for the remaining spots are being accepted until the deadline on Friday, Feb. 5.

The program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation and aligned with the National Restaurant Association. Each student who completes the program may obtain the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Food Protection Manager and the Manage First Nutrition 2.0 certification as part of the course.

Treasure Coast Food Bank provides scholarships for those who qualify to help with the program’s $250 administration fee that covers the students’ books, chef coat, and more. When you apply, indicate if you are in need of financial assistance.

Like so many other food banks across the country, the Treasure Coast Food Bank has worked hard to keep up with the massive demand during the pandemic. It also offers driver training courses in an effort to keep up with the needs for delivery drivers.

The Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each year with millions of meals in partnership with 400 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. For more information on the Treasure Coast Food Bank, call 772.489.3034 or log on to

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