Applications Now Being Accepted for FOOD Team Class

January 8, 2014

The Shoals Culinary Academy will begin the next session of the FOOD Team program on Tuesday, January 21st.  During this program, students participate in a hands-on culinary experience designed to teach the fundamentals of food service to prepare them for careers in a culinary environment. The FOOD Team (Food Occupational Opportunity Development Through Enrichment And Mentoring) is specifically designed for young adults, ages 18 to 30, who have an interest in a career in food or food service.

The FOOD Team program is a partnership between the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center’s Culinary Complex and Northwest-Shoals Community College. Instruction includes knife skills and various other cooking techniques, resume building, food safety and sanitation, etc.  Professional Chef Kevin Kilburn leads the classes, which include approximately 25% lecture and 75% hands-on work in the kitchen.  Classes meet Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for 16 weeks.

The program, funded through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, is designed so that program participants can be placed with an employer in the food industry and encouraged to continue their culinary education.

For more information contact the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, a 501 (c) 3 organization, at (256) 760.9014.  Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2014 for consideration and should be mailed or dropped off at the SEC at 3115 Northington Court in Florence or the NW-SCC admissions office.  A printable version of the application is available at (please mark “CULINARY” at the top of the application).  Applicants will be contacted regarding interview scheduling.

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