Culinary Training Program

Sanctuary Kitchen is a program of CitySeed, a nonprofit organization in New Haven. We provide opportunities for refugees, asylees, and immigrants resettled in Greater New Haven to learn how to prepare food, work on a team, and lead a kitchen staff in a professional environment. 

Our 6-month training program begins with interactive classes in Culinary ESL and Culinary arts, followed by job readiness training. Participants are paid and fully integrated as part of a collaborative team preparing food for sale with the support and guidance of a culinary director and the larger Sanctuary Kitchen team. Ongoing opportunities for professional development – including public speaking workshops  – are offered to develop and enhance workplace skills. 

We seek applicants who are passionate about cooking, sharing their culture with the community, learning new skills, and forming lasting relationships as part of a respectful and supportive team.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED AND WILL OPEN AGAIN IN THE FALL OF 2024.

For questions, please email: SanctuaryKitchen@cityseed.org.

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Training Application

Sanctuary Kitchen In Action

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