Community Kitchen Academy accepting applications


Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) is currently accepting applications for student enrollment in its successful culinary job training program.


The Vermont Foodbank, partnering locally with Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) is expanding the statewide CKA program to Barre, VT.  The CKA Barre program is scheduled to launch its first session in late July 2013 and will be located at the new CVCAC facility at 20 Gable Place in downtown.


Community Kitchen Academy is a 13-WEEK, Full-Time Job Training Program featuring:

  • Hands-on experience
  • Certifications
  • Attendance bonus and financial assistance
  • Job placement support
  • Potential to even earn college credits!


Community Kitchen Academy prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for a career in the food service industry and lifelong learning through an intensive program of culinary skills development, career readiness and job placement. Students actively develop and apply new skills by creating wholesome meals for those at risk of hunger using food that has been gathered from within our communities that may otherwise go to waste.


Students are eligible for an attendance bonus, culinary equipment and uniforms. Students can qualify for up to 9 accredited college credits, receive certified training for ServSafe Food Safety and are assisted in finding full-time employment.


Application and Requirements

Please see attached application and training requirements. CLICK HERE to complete an online application.

For more information about the CKA program go to



Michelle Wallace |

Vermont Foodbank Program Manager

33 Parker Rd; Barre VT 05641

office: 802.477.4125 | cell: 802.498.7833


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