Applicant Information

Change Your Life

Are you looking for a new career? Do you aspire to work in the culinary industry? Are you motivated to learn, grow, and change for a better future? You may be a perfect fit for Caridad's Culinary Training Program. 

The Culinary Training Program is 10 weeks long and runs Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Caridad Community Kitchen in Tucson. When offered acceptance, candidates will be asked to complete a drug test and contribute a $25 investment. Upon successful completion of the program, your investment is returned to you, doubled to $50. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • 18 years or older

  • Low-income

  • Eligible for employment in the United States

  • Able to read, write, and communicate in English at an 8th grade level

  • Drug free for 90 days or longer by the start of the program

  • Reliable housing during the entire program

  • Reliable means of transportation

  • Able to commit fully for 10 weeks

  • Able to work in a hot or cold environment, stand for 6+ hours a day, and lift a minimum of 50 pounds

The students who thrive throughout and after graduating our Culinary Training Program have a desire to improve oneself, are able to cope with stressful situations, and are motivated to learn, grow, and change for a better future. Graduates who achieve success have the initiative to seek employment and an earnest desire to work within the food industry.

Applications are currently closed and will re-open in 2020.