“In The Kitchen” is a practical, hands-on apprenticeship that will teach each student what it means to have a job. While students will work in a kitchen environment, students will learn best practices in a number of employment disciplines including workplace attitude and motivation, working with others and working for a manager. Students will gain valuable kitchen skills and receive a food handler’s permit at the end of this stage. The job skills learned in stage two will benefit the student in a wide range of work environments.
Five weeks of work experience in a catering kitchen:
The Whole Person Catering is a social enterprise sponsored by The Whole Person, a Missouri Center for Independent Living headquartered in Kansas City MO. We serve a gourmet menu of sandwiches, salads, sides, delicious desserts and beverages. The Whole Person Catering is staffed by participants in EmployAbilities, a comprehensive employment training program for job seekers living with a developmental disability administered by The Whole Person.
Mission Statement: The Whole Person Catering will prepare people with disabilities for competitive employment.
EmployAbilities is a program of The Whole Person's Employment Services Team:
TWP Employment Services Manager