Caridad Culinary Training Program

Caridad Culinary Training Program is currently looking for people who want to learn the skills needed to gain an entry-level job in the food industry.

The Caridad Community Kitchen is a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The purpose of the 10-week Culinary Training Program is to prepare people who meet low income requirements for culinary careers. Graduates are ServSafe certified.


Culinary Training Program for Adults

We believe that tackling the immediate problem of hunger is only half the battle. The Culinary Training Program is a 10-week course that prepares men and women for a career as a culinary professional. We address the root causes of hunger by offering a constructive solution to unemployment in our community.  The daily food preparations at our facility provide an ideal environment for teaching basic level culinary skills. The program not only teaches these skills; it provides the environment for preparing the meals we serve. The program will be a ten week course, eight hours a day, at no cost to the student.

Recruitment flyer


For details about the program, please contact or call (520) 882-5641.

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Admission Overview

Caridad_Recruitment_StandingProgram Focus:

  • Provide hands-on and classroom food service trainings
  • Assistance with job placement and retention
  • Provide nutritionally balanced meals to those in need in our community
  • Job readiness training
  • Nationally recognized ServSafe training and certification


  • Agency referrals and walk-in applicants welcome
  • Will accept up to 8 trainees for each rotation (a new rotation begins every 10 weeks)
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Desire to work/have career in the food service industry
    • Able to commit to 10-week program without interruption
      • Transportation established prior to enrollment
      • Child care established prior to enrollment
      • Stable housing during 10-week term
    • At least 18 years of age
    • From low-income household
    • Basic literacy skills
    • Physical ability to perform dutiesAble to lift at least 30 pounds
      • Able to stand for long periods of time
      • Able to bend and lift
      • Clean health screen (TB testing reveals non-active disease, clean and sober)

Program Specifics:

  • Location:  845 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ (SW corner of 2nd St. and Main Ave.)
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Graduates will earn:
    • ServSafe Certification
    • Certificate of Completion from CCK Culinary Training Program

Documents to be submitted during the application process:

  • Photo ID (state ID or driver’s license)
  • TB Test Results (provided at no expense to potential trainee)
  • Physical Exam (provided at no expense to potential trainee)
  • Police Report
  • Drug Screen


Recruitment Flyer:

Recruitment flyer


 For Prospective Students:


Printable Job Description


For Potential Employers:

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