Taking the “Soup” out of Soup Kitchen
The Source has a program called “Dining with Dignity.” This is the first restaurant style dining atmosphere for those in need in our community and on the east coast of Florida.
Our Program in Haiti cooking for children at The Hope Centre
What is the Dining with Dignity Training Program?
The Dining with Dignity Training program (or DDTP) is a ground breaking new program that offers culinary training as a way to change lives! DDTP’s core program will help unemployed men and women replace limited skills, homelessness, addiction, and incarceration with new careers and changed lives. The
Source’s training program is based on three beliefs:
To use food as a tool to strengthen bodies physically and spiritually, empower minds, and build communities.
To realize that people have an incredible capacity to transform their lives when they have the right tools and support.
To provide real solutions and value to the community for long-term sustainability.
The Source’s three month training program provides the basic skills in the food service industry. DDTP was created to help resolve greater issues of hunger, homelessness, poverty, under employment and chronic unemployment. We work with adults who are willing to do what it takes to turn their lives around.
DDTP Core Curriculum
- 18 weeks of classroom/”hands on” kitchen training
- State of Florida ServSafe/SafeStaff certification
- Knife skills, recipe proportions, meal planning, sautéing, baking, etc.
- Nutritional Planning
- Financial Literacy
- Life Skills and Interpersonal skills
- Individual and group counseling
- Stipend each week and graduation bonus
- Job placement assistance and post-graduate support
How To Apply
Call to make an appointment with a Case Manager at 772-564-0202 Ext. 206 or Ext. 209.
Mental Health Screening
Commitment to 1 week volunteer service
Must be able to pass a drug test
No drug or alcohol use at all
Weekly stipend with graduation bonus
Must attend all program classes
You will receive job placement, a uniform along with nonslip shoes, employment housing bonus after 3 months of continued employment.
Post-graduate assistance as needed.