Teaching At-Risk Kids to Love Cooking - Sprouts Cooking Club

** Our final OGTV GOOD STORY of the week is all about some generous chefs from the San Francisco Bay area who are giving some at-risk kids a taste of a what a career in the restaurant business could be like. **

Sprouts Cooking Club is an organization that empowers youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds to eat and live sustainably by teaching them how to cook healthy meals for themselves and their families.


A specific program that Sprouts offers is called the Chef-In-Training Program. This FREE program offers young adults ages 18-24 from underserved communities the opportunity to train under an executive chef from a local restaurant in the Bay Area. For six months, they participate in this paid apprenticeship and learn everything there is to know in order to acquire a job in the restaurant industry. They complete their apprenticeship in the same restaurant under the tutelage of the same executive chef for the duration of the six months.

One home of the Chef-In-Training program is Gibson-- a beautiful restaurant attached to the Hotel Bijou in Downtown San Francisco. Adam Chapman, the director at Gibson and a new participant in the Chef-in-Training program, sees great opportunities to learn for those involved in the program. "If somebody wants to work in the restaurant business, whether in the kitchen or the front of the house, they will learn everything that it takes on all levels."

Karen Rogers, the founder of this non-profit, started Sprouts to help guide kids to a future they might never have considered. In addition to the Chef-in-Training initiative, they offer several others, including an after school program where chefs come into the schools to work hands-on with the kids. There is also a camp which is run during school breaks where kids go to farms and restaurants where they are learning about food preparation and cooking within the community.

There is no denying the results."72% of all of our applicants have landed a job in the industry immediately after their internship," Karen reports. "We're really excited about this."

Sprouts is changing lives, particularly for at-risk youth. Kids who participate are now seeing a path to a career where they can make a good living and take it anywhere they want to go.

To learn more, visit them at: https://www.sproutscookingclub.org/

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