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Community Kitchen

Job Training Program

The Tarrant Area Food Bank Community Kitchen provides free culinary job training to unemployed and low-income men and women, some of whom may be employed, homeless or temporarily dependent on welfare.


During the 16 week program, students:

  • Learn from the TAFB professional chef
  • Participate in demonstrations given by community professional chefs
  • Receive coaching in life skills and job readiness
  • Assist in production of single unit meals for Partner Charities
  • Showcase their new skills at various on-site catering events for TAFB
  • Serve a two-week unpaid internship at a local food service institution
  • Celebrate their accomplishments at a formal graduation ceremony

Since its inception in 2007, over 160 students have successfully completed the program and 82% have continued to be employed at least one year after graduation.

For more information about applying for the program, click here.


Contact Us

To offer an internship site or employment and/or for information about student applications and other aspects of the Tarrant Area Food Bank Community Kitchen, contact:

Barbara Higbee
Community Kitchen Coordinator
817-332-9177, ext.144