Jolly Brothers Catering, in conjunction with the City Parks and Recreation Department, Neighborhood and Outreach Services and Healthy Options for Teens, sponsors a teen culinary arts program: “Introduction to the Culinary Arts”.
The program is aimed at junior and senior high school students as a way of providing culinary arts and food management experience. No prior knowledge of the food industry is required. In fact, most students come into the program having a very limited education of food.
The curriculum includes an extensive introduction to local fruits and vegetables, cake making/decorating, bread making, canning, international recipes, table setting, etc.
This is more than a program about food. Our students learn discipline, structure, problem solving and teamwork. After 4 months, our students walk away with a sense of self-worth and achievement, not to mention a foundational knowledge of how to cook and cater.