Cherry Hill: Special Needs Culinary Training Program Graduation



The Soups And Sweets culinary job training program of the Jewish Family And Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey (JFCS) recently held a graduation ceremony: the program provides culinary training to individuals with disabilities to help prepare them for a career in the hospitality or food industry.

Training is provided by a professional chef and experienced special education instructor. The program includes 200 hours of food service training in a production commercial kitchen, weekly work readiness classes which addresses issues such as conflict management, sexual harassment, supervision, stress management and team work. In addition, a ServSafe Food Handler course and certification exam is offered as part of the training program.

Criteria to participate includes the ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to read simple recipes and perform simple fractions; appropriate hygiene and social skills; and be interested and motivated to pursue a career in the food service industry. Training is funded through Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Soups And Sweets also offers a menu of delicious offerings available for purchase by the public. The delectable sweet or savory treats are great for a holiday dinner, special event, business meeting or just to add a wonderful touch to your family gathering.

For more information on Soups And Sweets, contact Barbara Abrams at babrams @ jfedsnj. org.
Click to view the Soups And Sweets Full and Lite menus. To place an order, call our catering manager Ronni Trainor at 856-533-8090 or email soupsandsweets @ jfedsnj. org.

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