FUTURE CHEFS Empowers youth

Future Chefs prepares teens for successful life and work after high school.

Our passion is cooking and we encourage our future chefs to use this training as a foundation for a broad range of academic and professional careers. Our conviction is that the hard and soft skills learned in the kitchen can be applied meaningfully in all avenues of a fulfilling life.



Future Chefs offers three programs that are completed sequentially: during high school, work and service for youth, and after high school graduation. 

Each program includes comprehensive professional and life skills training, coaching from industry experts, and support to pursue a broad range of professional culinary careers.


For high school sophomores interested in exploring culinary careers. Includes a once weekly class at Boston Teaching Kitchen as well as, workshops, industry events, and chef demonstrations.  Culminates with a team-based capstone project.

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A two year program that begins after FC Prepares. Includes skills competition, social/emotional learning, and planning for work and life after high school. Students begin paid work in the summer following junior year and throughout senior year.

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For students who have graduated from high school and completed the FC Delivers program. Participants receive individual ongoing support for two years after high school as they put their plan for work and life into action.

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thank you for making small plates pop-up a success!

Small Plates Pop-Up

Our Small Plates Pop-Up was a party to remember! Watch the video to see how our Future Chefs shined!