Learning Curriculum

RISE provides hands-on culinary training and a paid internship for refugees. The program includes 3-months (Level 1 certification) of curriculum programming and 3-months (Level 2 certification) of paid internship at our partner restaurants. The students are paired with case managers from the Utah Refugee Center to address basic urgent needs, establish a baseline of stability in their lives and set personal goals. The participants work their way through all areas of a restaurant, learning legal employment, social skills and life skills. Case management works to round out the ecosystem of support including; ESL education, nutrition education, educational assistance and career exploration.

Focusing on life skills, career development, and workshops to navigate a successful career and lifelong employment as well as money management.

Through our career partners as well as employment services and resume development.

Future career development and ongoing support for all Alumnis.

Acceptance into our program is met with a strict student capacity of 12 students per season.

lasting 3 months with hands-on curriculum which includes a well constructed syllabus complete with all necessary food handling and preparation skills.

of 6 months in order to enhance skills training and confidence for employability.

Eligibility Requirement

  • At least 18 years old
  • Must be a female, refugee and or immigrant
  • Either unemployed or underemployed
  • Availability from 10am-3pm Mon-Friday
  • Strong interest in a career within the food/hospitality industry
  • Must have reliable transportation to class (TRAX, car, bus, etc.)
  • Able to lift 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation
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