Food Service Training

Program Mission

To provide basic skills for the sector of the food service industry to individuals with barriers to employment, so they can gain work within this industry or related fields.

Program Overview

The food service training program is a program with 30 shifts. Classes and training occur Monday through Friday for six hours each day. The program serves individuals who have barriers to employment and need assistance in making the transition to work, by teaching skills necessary to successfully obtain and maintain employment. Classes are held at Goodwill Industries headquarters in the cafeteria.

Methods of Instruction

The trainer models the skill and provides instruction, information, and examples. Clients practice the skills under simulated conditions that may be found in food service environments. While clients are rehearsing and practicing skills, the instructor provides feedback and repeats instruction, if needed.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in food service skills related to community-based employment: serving food, ordering food, bussing tables, cooking, cleaning
  • Increase awareness of customer service skills
  • Increase knowledge of safety issues in this industry
  • Demonstrate understanding of employment readiness skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of job retention skills

Requirements for Course Completion:

  • Completion of course work within designated time
  • Being present for each day of training, on time
  • Demonstrating proficiency in food service skills related to employment

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