Zest 280 is a mission based cafe, serving as a Culinary Training Program for people seeking a second chance. We have partnered with Community Partners in Action to become part of their Culinary Training Collaborative. We have created a 10 week culinary externship program for individuals re-entering the workplace. Individuals who have completed the Culinary Training Program at The Kitchen at Billings Forge will be eligible to apply for a paid externship at Zest 280.
In each cycle we will have one trainee in the front of the house as well as one to two trainees in the kitchen. The 8-10 week structured program will train individuals in a variety of necessary culinary skills as well as front of the house skills needed to re-enter the workforce. We will assist our externs in finding placement, as well as providing assistance with updating resumes and completing applications for jobs in the culinary field.
If you are interested in supporting the Culinary Training Program through Community Partners in Action, you can make a donation through their website. All contributions are greatly appreciated!