The Culinary Program
The Culinary Program of End Hunger introduces foundational culinary and workplace readiness skills to individuals 16 years or older with learning differences seeking employment in the food-service and catering industries.
To improve the lives of people with learning differences and disabilities through vocational training, life skills development, and community.
An inclusive, growing community of individuals moving toward independence and meaningful employment.
This is a noncredit program and is limited to 6 students per session. Please note that completion requires full participation in the course and lab experiences.
Staff: Ahna Miller (Director of Programs), Maura Smith (Student Services Director)
Additional Instruction: Various Chefs and professionals from the community join to share their expertise
Rolling Admission: Accepting Applications
Location: Chesapeake Church (Huntingtown, MD)
Days and Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; 9:30AM-12:30PM
Program Length: 10 Weeks
Weather Closures: Follows Calvert County Public Schools Closure
Learn more about the Curriculum Topics and Student Attributes for Success
Pathways to Employment
“Just like any other parent, I want independence for my child. The End Hunger Culinary Program has played a huge role in our family taking steps in that direction.”
Culinary Alumni Parent
Beyond the classroom and graduation, the Culinary Program is building a sense of community through our Alumni Program. This is a growing network of support for graduates as well as their parents who are navigating this journey toward independence alongside their child.
Take a look at our Student Attributes for Success and see how your prospective applicant aligns with them. If you have any questions at all about how your prospective applicant relates to this list, our staff is happy to talk it through with you.
Step 1: Fill out our online interest form. Soon after this is submitted, a member of our team will reach out to you to get you more information and answer any initial questions you may have.
Step 2: Fill out the application sent to you via email.
Step 3: Schedule an Admissions Interview (for both the applicant and a guardian or support person) with our staff.
Step 4: A member of our team will follow up to notify you of your application status.
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