Cincinnati COOKS!


What is Cincinnati COOKS!? Cincinnati COOKS! started in 2001. It’s a free, ten-week program that prepares students, looking to improve their lives, for work in the food service industry. During the program, professional cooks work with students to teach them culinary skills, along with job and life skills. The goal is help students succeed both in the kitchen and in their personal lives. Cincinnati COOKS! students work with donated and purchased food in the Rosenthal Community Kitchen.

What happens to the meals prepared by Cincinnati COOKS! students?

Most of the snacks and meals prepared by Cincinnati COOKS! students are served at Kids Cafe. The Kids Cafe program provides free, hot, after-school meals to children who might otherwise go hungry outside of school.

Who is eligible to take part in the Cincinnati COOKS! program?

  • Students must:
  • Be 18 or older
  • Be drug and alcohol free
  • Come from a low income household
  • Have a strong desire to have a career in the food service industry

Classes are from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

To receive information for how to register and participate in the Cincinnati COOKS! program, please call (513) 929-9218 for detailed information.

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