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Community Servings, Inc.
  • 179 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • 617-522-7777
  • Work Experience | Apprenticeship
Teaching Kitchen Food Service Job Training Apprenticeship
Program activities:

The apprentice position is a part time paid, transitional position at Community Servings.

The apprentice works under the expert guidance of the Executive Chef, Teaching Kitchen Culinary Instructor, and kitchen staff. There are two main areas where the apprentice will work and learn:

Community Servings Production Kitchen
The production kitchen prepares and packages 5,000+ from scratch, medically tailored meals per day, which are then home delivered to neighbors living with critical illnesses by Community Servings’ delivery drivers. The meals follow medically tailored diets, created in partnership with the nutrition department, including wellness, renal, heart healthy, diabetic, vegetarian, kid’s, etc. The apprentice will support the meal production by preparing fresh fruits, vegetables, and proteins for cooking, assist in high volume meal production, and support daily cleaning and maintenance of the production kitchen. The apprentice will have the opportunity to learn about and use the large-scale kitchen equipment in operation at Community Servings.

“TK Eats” Social Enterprise
TK Eats is a small business operated by the Teaching Kitchen program. TK Eats is staffed by Teaching Kitchen work-based learning program trainees, under the guidance of the expert Culinary Instructor who serves as both the manager of the business and the chef instructor. The apprentice will assist the Culinary Instructor in teaching and guiding new trainees, while producing meals for sale as part of the social enterprise. There will be opportunities to gain basic business and marketing skills, through the day-to-day efforts of meal production and packaging.

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Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Open to graduates of the Teaching Kitchen Food Service Job Training Program, 12-week work-based learning training program.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 3
Total hours: 28
Program duration: 8 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Number of cycles: 8
Program start dates: One apprentice position starts after every Teaching Kitchen work-based learning cohort graduation, about once/ 8 weeks. April 22, 2024 – July 11, 2024, June 3, 2024 – August 22, 2024, July 15, 2024 – October 3, 2024, August 26, 2024 – November 14, 2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am-4:00pmApprenticeship at Community Servings
Other Schedule Information: Our offices are closed on federal holidays.
Is the program offered remotely? No
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

179 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130The site is accessible by 2 minute walk from the Stony Brook T station on the orange line, or by a short walk from MBTA bus routes 22, 29, 39, 41, 42, and 44.
Additional information about location:

Community Servings also has parking available for bikes and vehicles.

Program requirements: Immunizations/Health Records
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Additional details: We are a CORI friendly program, aside from convictions of arson, murder, or sexual assault.
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain, Resume building transitional employment experience, resulting in quality, permanent employment

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Locker & daily Hot Lunch
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Wage
Other, please explain: Wage paid at $15/hour for 40 hours/week for 8 weeks

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Allison Sequeira, Teaching Kitchen Senior Program Manager
Telephone: 617-522-7777
Ext: 206
Program code: CSI-WBLA-SUB
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes