Merici Kitchen Project – Kitchen Skills Classes

MERICI KITCHEN PROJECT – 2019 1st Quarter Classes

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The Merici Kitchen Project provides a sequential series of training classes in a commercial grade kitchen which will help individuals not only foster independence but to also add the skills necessary for job placement in the food service industry at a level which has previously been unavailable to our client base.  Individuals who wish to acquire/improve skills for home application may also participate.   

 Classes include training in safe food handling procedures, knife skills, kitchen equipment use and safety, food storage procedures, prevention of contamination and cross-contamination, proper waste disposal and recycling, kitchen sanitation, accident prevention, emergency procedures, food preparation and work-related personal hygiene/health practices. 

“Soft skills” specific to the work environment such as social skills, self-awareness and self-management, clear communication, problem solving, critical thinking, job expectations, and understanding the importance of a positive work attitude, being on time and workplace ethics are addressed as well.    

At the conclusion of each class series, participants will receive a certificate of completion and performance summary.  

Information regarding class descriptions, session datescost, location, and registration can be found in the following links:

 http://villageofmerici.org/merici-kitchen-project-kitchen-skills-classes/

  http://villageofmerici.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/VOM-Merici-Kitchen-Class- Registration-and- Waiver.pdf 

Scholarship Application

 For more information please contact Jill Wood, Merici Kitchen Project Manager  at jillwood@villageofmerici.org  or  317 919-3361 

or Chelsea Deel Kitchen Classes Trainer  at chelseadeel@villageofmerici.org   

All classes are limited to 4 participants per session to allow for practice and skill development. Contact Chelsea Deel at 317-480-7747 or email chelseadeel@villageofmerici.org for more information.  All participants must complete the Kitchen Class Registration and Waiver Application. Click here for a copy. and bring to the first class session.  VOM Merici Kitchen Class Registration and Waiver

Participants are welcome to have their service provider attend for support as needed. No cost for coaches or DSPs.

Class 3 –  Kitchen Basics 1  -6 Sessions – Wednesdays and Fridays March  13, 15, 20,  22, 27, andd 29, 2019 from 12pm to 2pm – Cost $50.00 – In this course, participants will learn how to properly use common knives and create essential knife cuts on readily available produce. They will also be introduced to two simple dinner recipes utilizing these skills.

Class 8 – Make Ahead Meals – Saturday March  9, 2019  12:30pm – 4:30pm. Prior Kitchen Basics Class required. Cost $75 – This one day session will focus on making 3 different meals and freezing 4 single servings of each dish ( the participant will take home 12 servings to freeze and use later).

Class 9 – Make Ahead Meals – Saturday March 23, 2019  12:30pm – 4:30pm. Prior Kitchen Basics Class required. Cost $75 – This one day session will focus on making 3 different meals and freezing 4 single servings of each dish ( the participant will take home 12 servings to freeze and use later).

Class 11 – Fresh Produce Prep– 4 Sessions – Thursdays March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019 – 12pm – 2pm Cost $40.00 This course will focus on preparing vegetables for side dishes and plant-based meals.

Class 13 – Skills/Tools Practice – 1 session Friday March 1, 2019        12pm – 2pm – Cost $20.00

Class 14 – Skills/Tools Practice – 1 session Wednesday March 27, 2019      12pm – 2pm – Cost $20.00

Class 15 – Skills/Tools Practice – 1 session Friday March 29, 2019      12pm – 2pm – Cost $20.00

 

 

Click here to register and pay