Bread and Salt Academy (B&SA) teaches disengaged youth culinary and restaurant skills in preparation for careers in the hospitality industry. The culinary curriculum is the backbone of the program with which we have integrated nutritional awareness and a structured vocational system.
Interns at B&SA will meet and cook with local chefs, undergo interviewing and resume exercises. All of these actions prepare interns for the culminating activity, an off site catering gig serving dinner at senior centers and other committed partners. This not only provides real life, professional experience, but also serves to demonstrate the importance of giving back to one’s community.
Bread and Salt Academy will also provide opportunities for interns to participate in the BaSA box lunch and catering programs. The box lunch and catering facets of the organization will provide resume-building activities alternative revenue so that interns may attend B&SA for free, increased self-efficacy, and real world teamwork experiences.