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HSFP Pre-Apprenticeship

Scratch Cooking for the Future

A paid pre-apprenticeship program to explore a career in healthy school food

Chef Ann Foundation’s Healthy School Food Pathway (HSFP) program is a work-based learning experience that aims to prepare individuals for job opportunities in healthy, scratch-cook school food programs. Click here to sign up for Pre-Apprenticeship news & alerts.

The application for the Spring 2023 Pre-Apprenticeship is now open. The priority deadline is December 15, 2022. The regular application will be open through February 3, 2023.

Para la aplicación español, haga clic aquí.

HSFP Pre-Apprenticeship

Scratch Cooking for the Future

A paid pre-apprenticeship program to explore a career in healthy school food

Chef Ann Foundation’s Healthy School Food Pathway (HSFP) program is a work-based learning experience that aims to prepare individuals for job opportunities in healthy, scratch-cook school food programs. Click here to sign up for Pre-Apprenticeship news & alerts.

The application for the Spring 2023 Pre-Apprenticeship is now open. The priority deadline is December 15, 2022. The regular application will be open through February 3, 2023.

Para la aplicación español, haga clic aquí.

What

Are you interested in exploring a stable career path that has an impact on your community and is centered on healthy food for kids? Then look no further than school food and the Healthy School Food Pathway program. This program gives community college students, school food operators and displaced workers an exciting opportunity to receive education and paid hands-on experience in operating healthy K-12 school meal programs!

The program lasts 7 weeks and includes:

  • 4 School Food Institute courses: 20 hours (4 hours pre-read, 4 hours homework, 12 hours online learning)

  • 2 virtual learning sessions: 3 hours (2 sessions, 1.5 hours each)

  • On-the-job learning: 84 hours (12 hours a week)

Pre-Apprentices will be paid $15.50/hr for on the job learning.* Additionally, college credits may be available.**

*Subject to change based on county minimum wage

**Please contact the Work Experience Coordinator at your local community college or email us with any questions.

Why

Careers in school meal programs offer mission-driven work that is during the day Monday thru Friday with additional benefits. By participating in this pre-apprenticeship program, students can build their professional knowledge and experience in creating and running successful scratch-cook meal programs in schools.

Why

Careers in school meal programs offer mission-driven work that is during the day Monday thru Friday with additional benefits. By participating in this pre-apprenticeship program, students can build their professional knowledge and experience in creating and running successful scratch-cook meal programs in schools.

When

  • Priority Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

  • Regular Application Deadline: February 3, 2023

  • Program Runs: April 3 - May 26, 2023

When

  • Priority Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

  • Regular Application Deadline: February 3, 2023

  • Program Runs: April 3 - May 26, 2023

How

The application for the Spring 2023 Pre-Apprenticeship is now open. The priority deadline is December 15, 2022. The regular application will be open through February 3, 2023. Those who apply by the priority deadline will be notified January 16, 2023 if they are accepted in the program.

Subscribe here to receive program news & alerts. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

Para la aplicación español, haga clic aquí.

Where

Current K-12 District Worksites

Albany Unified School District (Albany) Harmony School District (Occidental) Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Concord) Santa Cruz City Schools (Santa Cruz)
Azusa Unified School District (Azusa) Healdsburg Unified School District (Healdsburg) Ocean View School District (Oxnard) South Monterey County Joint Union High School District (King City)
Berkeley Unified School District (Berkeley) Live Oak School District (Santa Cruz) Ojai Unified School District (Ojai) Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (Truckee)
Calistoga Joint USD (Calistoga) Los Gatos Unified School District (Los Gatos) San Luis Coastal Unified School District (San Luis Obispo) Upland Unified School District (Upland)
Cypress School District (Cypress) Marysville Joint Unified School District (Marysville) Santa Clara Unified School District (Santa Clara) Western Placer Unified School District (Lincoln)

More Info

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