TAFB Community Kitchen Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) Community Kitchen is a 16-week program that provides free culinary job training to men and women from all backgrounds.
Students learn from a TAFB professional chef, receive coaching in life skills and job readiness and showcase their new skills at on-site catering events for TAFB. Regular demonstrations are given by local professional chefs who generously donate their time. Before graduation, each student also takes part in a two-week internship at a local food service institution.
The TAFB Community Kitchen gives students an opportunity to give back to the community. Throughout the course of the program, students prepare meals that are delivered to TAFB Partner Agencies serving people in need.
Since its inception in 2007, more than 80 percent of Community Kitchen students have continued to be employed at least one year after graduation.
Tarrant Area Food Bank’s mission is to empower communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration. Tarrant Area Food Bank continuously explores ways to reach people in need with greater quantities of nutritious food in its 13-county service region.