CFCC and Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina partner to offer scholarships for Culinary Fundamentals course
Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (the Food Bank) are partnering to offer eight individuals a scholarship to participate in a 10-week Culinary Fundamentals course. The scholarship will cover the full cost of all registrations and fees, uniform, and knife kit. Participants will also receive a weekly stipend of $200 and a food box containing fresh produce and shelf-stable non-perishables.
The partnership seeks to provide individuals who are unemployed, under-employed, justice-involved, and/or food insecure with an opportunity to learn fundamental skills and techniques needed to have a successful career in the food industry. The class will occur in the new, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen at the nCino Hunger Solution Center at 1000 Greenfield Street in Wilmington.
“I am excited to announce our new partnership with the Food Bank, fostering a collaboration that goes beyond nourishing bodies, but also nourishing minds and futures,” said Jim Morton, CFCC President. “This innovative alliance will provide vital sustenance for individuals in need and create opportunities for job training, scholarships, stipends, and a comprehensive support system.”
“We know that building solutions to end hunger isn’t just about food; it’s about partnering to invest in people and communities,” said Ashley C. McCumber, President & CEO of the Food Bank. “We’re thrilled to work with the amazing team at Cape Fear Community College and the dedicated students there to build bridges and make investments that allow North Carolinians to thrive.”
Two 10-week courses are available. The first will run from July 10 to September 14, 2023. The second will run from October 2 to December 14, 2023. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 9-3.
Interested participants can contact Rosemary Guendner, CFCC Workforce Training Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org .