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Training Programs Offered in January 2015

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:

The start date for the upcoming 6-week Commercial Kitchen Basics training program has been pushed back one week. The first day of class will now be Monday, February 2nd from 10am-2pm at Tukwila Community Center. 

Enrollment will remain open until Friday, January 30th. Please contact Project Feast at (206) 249-9848 if you are interested in taking the class, or you have any questions about the changes to the schedule.

FOOD HANDLER PERMIT CLASSES

  • These classes are designed to help refugees and immigrants (non-native English speakers) understand important information regarding food safety and kitchen hygiene
  • Project Feast will teach safe food handling and help you take the test to receive your Food Handler Permit
    • This permit is necessary to get any job in the food industry in Washington State
    • It costs $10 to take the test online. If you are a refugee or immigrant the cost will be $5. Please bring cash with you when you come to class

Wednesday, January 7th ~ 11:30-2:00pm at Angle Lake Family Resource Center in Seatac. Class is held in partnership with Lutheran Community Services NW.

Wednesday, January 14th ~ 10:00am-1:00pm at Tukwila Community CenterTo register please call the front desk at TCC at (206) 768-2822.

Wednesday, January 28th ~ 2:00pm-5:00pm at Greenbridge YWCA in White Center.

 

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COMMERCIAL KITCHEN BASICS

* New Start Date: Monday, February 2nd – March 11th 2015  

  • FREE 6-week training program for refugees and immigrants at Tukwila Community Center
    • Tukwila Community Center ~12424 42nd South ~ Tukwila, WA 98161
    • To sign up you must be a refugee or immigrant with an ESL level of 2 or higher
  • Classes will be held 2 times per week: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM
    • 12 classes total and 100% attendance required to graduate
  • Learn the basic kitchen skills needed to get a job in the food industry:
    • Knife skills
    • Cooking techniques
    • Measuring ingredients and planning ahead
    • Reading and writing a recipe, creating a menu
    • Kitchen safety, and important kitchen vocabulary
  • Upon completion of this program, graduates can work with Project Feast’s catering business as paid cooks, be hired to teach community cooking classes with Project Feast, join our 5-month paid Apprenticeship Program, or get help with job placement in other positions in the food industry
  • To sign up call Project Feast and schedule a meeting. There are spots for 8 students per training program

The LAST day to sign up will be January 22nd, 2015

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If you have any questions please contact Project Feast at alanna@projectfeast.org or 206-484-0699

 

 

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Recruiting for an AmeriCorps Vista Position!

Project Feast is currently recruiting for an AmeriCorps Vista position!

The Refugee Support Network (RSN) is a coalition of refugee service providers in the Seattle/King County region. Partners in the RSN include Jewish Family Services, Project Feast, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, the Bhutanese Community Resource CenterCoalition for Refugees from Burma, East African Community Services, the International Rescue Committee, and Iraqi Community Services.  We are currently recruiting for an AmeriCorps Vista position to begin in February. We have a tight recruitment deadline, so if interested please apply before December 17th. To find and apply for positions please visit the AmeriCorps Vista website and search for the Refugee Support Network in Washington State. Then click the listing for Project Feast in Tukwila.

AmeriCorps*VISTA is a federally subsidized program that offers participants a monthly living allowance of $1069.00, medical benefits, childcare assistance (if income eligible) and an education award of $5645 or a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of the year of service.

Anyone interested in applying must create an application on the AmeriCorps VISTA website first.

Our listing is below. If you have any further questions, please contact Alanna McDonald at alanna@projectfeast.org 

Filipino Lumpiang Sariwa

Filipino Lumpiang Sariwa

Member Duties : This member will support Project Feast’s trainings through curriculum development, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising initiatives. PF’s participants are low-income refugees and immigrants, facing major barriers to employment. PF’s trainings offer these students an intensive, ESL appropriate, training program that builds on existing skills they have brought here. The member will create a curriculum for the job search program and will recruit and place volunteers in the training programs to increase the number of participants and provide better case management to participants in their search for living wage jobs. Fundraising activities will allow for more program participants to enter the free skills training program. This member will develop a cooking class program that teaches good nutrition to refugee families and provides refugee cooks an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learned in training, and share their culture with the broader community.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training .
Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time .
Service Areas : None
Skills : Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services .
Service Description : At Project Feast, we envision a world where everyone’s abilities are respected regardless of their formal education or experience. We deeply believe in the ability of people from diverse backgrounds to connect in meaningful ways through sharing a meal. While refugees and immigrants find it a challenge to integrate into society, Project Feast’s work proves that these circumstances are not insurmountable. Immigrant and refugee populations contribute rich cultural traditions that make the Seattle area one of the most vibrant in the world. Not only do we empower amazing cooks from around the globe by equipping them with the hands-on vocational training to gain their footing in the food industry here in Seattle, we also connect them to opportunities to make a living and share their wealth of food knowledge with our greater Seattle community, a place with hunger and passion for excellent food. In the process, our participants become deeply integrated into local communities and economies. We enrich all of our lives, one cook at a time. Through our training program we build up skills and confidence of low income refugees and immigrants, and connect them to living wage jobs so they and their families can achieve to their highest potential. We provide them with intensive commercial kitchen knowledge and hands on experience, while addressing significant barriers including limited English, PTSD, lack of transportation and childcare options. Many of our participants are mothers on welfare, underserved by mainstream programs. We believe that immigrants and refugees should have equal access to training they need to prosper economically and socially.

 

 

 

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New Catering Menu!

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We are excited to present our brand new CATERING MENU!

The menu includes delicious new options from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa that represent the diverse cultural backgrounds of Project Feast students, past and present.

Take a look and if you would like Project Feast to cater your next event, please contact us at hello@projectfeast.org.

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