This short-term program is designed for high school sophomores who want to explore the skills needed and careers available in the culinary industry. It is a comprehensive, pre-professional learning opportunity for students passionate about the culinary arts. Future Chefs staff and culinary experts lead a once-weekly after school cooking class for six weeks at our Boston Teaching Kitchen. Students who thrive in this challenging environment are encouraged to continue their engagement with Future Chefs throughout the year and return as a junior for FC Delivers.
who it’s for
High school sophomores interested in exploring culinary careers.
What it involves
— Students meet once a week for six weeks after school at the Boston Teaching Kitchen.
— The focus is on learning the hard skills of basic kitchen safety and sanitation, and the soft skills of communication and self-reflection.
— Professional development opportunities are available to students through networking at local culinary events.
— Industry-related field trips and chef demonstrations in the teaching kitchen and at restaurants.
— Students compete in a skills-based project.
What is expected
Students who thrive in this challenging environment are encouraged to continue their engagement with Future Chefs and are eligible to move on to FC Delivers if they:
— Attend 90% or more of the after-school sessions.
— Participate in the skills-based project.
“My first year in Future Chefs can only be described as rewarding. When I started Future Chefs, I was unsure of myself and my cooking ability. But Loni pushed me and taught me and she still does. It was difficult at first; I always wondered who was looking at me, if I was doing okay, or if my knife cuts were as good as everyone else’s. Future Chefs gave me exciting opportunities that have helped me become more involved and more passionate in the culinary arts.”
—Chrissy, FC Prepares student