Cornucopia


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Culinary arts and hospitality
job training program for women in transition.

 

 125 Main Street (rear)
Newport, VT 05855
802-487-9380
cornucopia@umbrellanek.org

Volunteers Needed
Umbrella’s Cornucopia program seeks volunteers to assist with packaging our weekly senior meals in Newport. Volunteers are needed between 8:30 and 11:00 every Tuesday and Thursday.


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Food Systems & Culinary Arts Program
At Cornucopia, we’re growing social and economic justice for women while feeding our community elders fresh, nutritious meals and supporting local farms.Modeled after the successful FRESH Food initiative created by Vermont Works for Women, Cornucopia provides a supportive vocational training program for women in transition. Participants will receive instruction in basic culinary arts and hospitality, while cooking meals for community meal sites and other programs.

Who can attend?
The program is designed for women who are transitioning from unsafe or unsustainable living conditions who need extra support in developing marketable job skills. This may include formerly incarcerated women, women leaving abusive partners, women in recovery, and other life-changing situations.

The program may qualify for work experience for Reach Up, Voc Rehab, and similar programs. Participants will be referred by their case managers or advocates who will continue to provide support in removing barriers to employment.

What’s involved?
First, participants will enroll in a 4 week general job readiness program. This will cover basics such as interview skills, resume writing, and will introduce participants to the travel and tourism industry in the Northeast Kingdom. Trainees will then move into the 13-week culinary skills program, cooking nutritious meals for area seniors while learning: Kitchen essentials, safety and sanitation, knife skills, nutrition, baking & cake decorating, kitchen math & measuring…and more!

Trainee Job Description
and Trainee Application

Volunteers Needed
Umbrella’s Cornucopia program seeks volunteers to assist with packaging our weekly senior meals in Newport. Volunteers are needed between 8:30 and 11:00 every Tuesday and Thursday.

 

 Cornucopia is made possible with generous support from

 

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