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Learn. Nourish. Transform.

Learn new skills, nourish young minds, and transform your community with Chef Ann Foundation’s Healthy School Food Pathway Pre-Apprenticeship program!

Join the Scratch Cooking Revolution!

Embark on a Culinary Adventure in School Food

Our Healthy School Food Pathway Pre-Apprenticeship is the first of its kind! This paid, work-based learning experience will prepare you for job opportunities in healthy, scratch-cook school food programs.

Embark on a Culinary Adventure in School Food

Our Healthy School Food Pathway Pre-Apprenticeship is the first of its kind! This paid, work-based learning experience will prepare you for job opportunities in healthy, scratch-cook school food programs.

Gain Job Skills & Get Your Career In Focus

By completing the paid Pre-Apprenticeship program, you will be eligible for other Chef Ann Foundation programs, become a school-food leader in your community, and embark on a journey to further healthy school food in California. A successful mission-based career is closer than you think!

Gain Job Skills & Get Your Career In Focus

By completing the paid Pre-Apprenticeship program, you will be eligible for other Chef Ann Foundation programs, become a school-food leader in your community, and embark on a journey to further healthy school food in California. A successful mission-based career is closer than you think!

Earn While You Learn

By participating in the Pre-Apprenticeship program, you will build your professional knowledge and experience in creating and running successful scratch-cook meal programs in schools.

  • 7 weeks of paid, on-the-job learning (12 hours/week)
  • 3 online courses through Chef Ann Foundation’s School Food Institute
  • 2 live virtual learning sessions

Pre-Apprentices will be paid $17 per hour for on-the-job learning and college credits may be available! Currently only available to California residents where Chef Ann Foundation has partner K-12 districts.

Earn While You Learn

By participating in the Pre-Apprenticeship program, you will build your professional knowledge and experience in creating and running successful scratch-cook meal programs in schools.

  • 7 weeks of paid, on-the-job learning (12 hours/week)
  • 3 online courses through Chef Ann Foundation’s School Food Institute
  • 2 live virtual learning sessions

Pre-Apprentices will be paid $17 per hour for on-the-job learning and college credits may be available! Currently only available to California residents where Chef Ann Foundation has partner K-12 districts.

What is the Scratch Cooking Movement?

Scratch cooking is real food with real ingredients and enables schools to serve the healthiest, tastiest meals so kids are well nourished and ready to learn. We are at the forefront of the scratch cooking movement in schools, and you can be too!

What is the Scratch Cooking Movement?

Scratch cooking is real food with real ingredients and enables schools to serve the healthiest, tastiest meals so kids are well nourished and ready to learn. We are at the forefront of the scratch cooking movement in schools, and you can be too!

On-the-job learning and online classes gave me the tools to have a better job. Chef Ann Foundation, thank you for allowing our children to have healthy food. Your work is priceless!
Gaby Flores, Santa Clara Unified School District, Pre-Apprentice Program Participant

Join the Scratch Cooking Revolution!

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