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Transforming Lives Through Culinary Arts

At Kitchens for Good we are dedicated to helping people access careers and the fresh starts they deserve. Our apprentices, many of whose lives have been impacted by histories of trauma and who have faced barriers to employment, gain the knife skills and life skills they need to launch meaningful careers in the hospitality industry. Through our California state certified apprenticeship programs, they are able to move their lives forward and make a positive impact on our communities.

The Kitchens for Good Recipe for Success

We train.

People facing barriers to employment enroll in our Apprenticeship Programs: Culinary, Baking, or Food Service Management.


Apprentices practice.

After 10-12 weeks of skills training, Apprentices practice during 17 months of paid on-the-job training and also gain important life skills.

Lives change.

Apprentices using their new skills to create better lives for themselves and their families and make positive contributions to their communities.

Sustainable Employment

9 out of 10 Kitchens for Good graduates find sustainable employment.


And there’s even more to celebrate…

Fruit and vegetables

Fighting Food Waste

40% of all food in America is wasted. In fact, food is the #1 thing in our landfills and one of the top emitters of damaging greenhouse gasses.

If every San Diegan saves just one lb. of food each month, the carbon savings equates to planting 600,000 trees.

Social Enterprise

Kitchens for Good’s latest social enterprise, the SHOP, resells gently used, donated kitchenware items sure to please treasure seekers and value hunters alike.

Proceeds from all sales go to support Kitchens for Good current programs and new impactful initiatives.

Together, we help give people fresh starts.

Kitchens for Good offers individuals looking to take their lives in a new direction the training and holistic support to secure sustainable employment. In turn, this provides the opportunity for people to find stability and grow in ways they previously had not thought possible.

Jobs are important. Careers are Transformative. We work with Apprentices for 20 months as they advance along a career pathway.

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