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Kitchen of Champions

Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training


The SVdP Kitchen of Champions Culinary Program is a hands-on, 8-week employment training program. The program helps prepare people for fair-wage positions in the food and hospitality industry.

The Kitchen of Champions program provides classroom and hands-on training, workforce readiness basics, case management and job placement. Students in the training program get real-world practice, working under a master chef and helping prepare the meals served at the SVdP Free Dining Room.

Since its creation in 2007, the Kitchen of Champions has produced results that promise a life of stability and unlimited potential. Over 300 students have enrolled in the program, and over 200 have graduated. SVdP is building partnerships with employers such as Levy Restaurants, Revolution Foods, Bellanico Restaurant and Picán Restaurant to place qualified candidates after graduation from culinary training.

To learn more about this program or if you are an employer interested in the benefits of hiring a graduate from the Kitchen of Champions, please contact our Workforce Development Manager at 510-877-9212 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you would like to apply for the Kitchen of Champions culinary training program, call to schedule an appointment then print and complete an application which you will bring with you to your appointment.

Read more in the Kitchen of Champions brochure and watch this short video for an in-depth look at the program.

Follow our culinary students on our Kitchen of Champions blog.


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