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 6 months or longer at time of application

  • 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.

Please fill out the following application to be considered. You will need an email address and telephone number to apply.

The deadline to submit an application for our summer session has passed. All applications received at this time will be considered for our January 2020 training session. 


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