45% of Atlanta children in poverty live in high poverty neighborhoodsConcentrated poverty puts whole neighborhoods, and the people living in them, at risk. High-poverty neighborhoods are much more likely than others to have high rates of crime and violence, physical and mental health issues, unemployment and other problems.
The Levy Culinary Arts Program
Our eight-week curriculum incorporates a consistent practical level of knowledge, along with performance to ensure success. Our aim is to graduate students who will have a full range of skills to make them attractive to prospective employers.
Technique is emphasized throughout the course, from classroom etiquette, practicing kitchen safety protocol, organization, time management, and proper execution of daily lessons. Some highlights of the program include international cuisine, intoduction to baking and pastry, identifying food allergens, breakfast cookery, restaurant simulation, mock health inspections, and culinary math. All students are given hands-on direction to develop exemplary service skills.
Halfway through training students’ job placement opportunities are reviewed to facilitate eventual job placement. Graduation is contingent upon passing a final exam as well as the Serve Safe exam. All graduates receive a certificate.