Harvest Kitchen in Pawtucket, RI
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"When life gives you apples, make applesauce!"
542 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Can applesauce create new opportunities for RI farmers and at-risk youth?
From local orchards to a commercial kitchen in Providence to your dinnertable.
From the juvenile justice system to employable jobs skills and certification.
The Harvest Kitchen Project is a 15-week culinary and job-readiness training program for youth within the Division of Juvenile Corrections. The youth will create a line of high-quality preserved foods using ingredients sourced from local farmers at a certified kitchen in Providence. Our culinary training and education consists of:
Orientation to Food Service Industry
Basic Methods of Cooking and Food Preservation Techniques
Weights & Measurements
Herbs & Spices
Kitchen Brigade and its philosophy
Food ordering and kitchen preparation
Sales and Marketing of the food products
Basic Nutrition Fundamentals
Knife Skills & Identification
Safety & First Aid
Products made in the Harvest Kitchen will be sold at local stores, farmers markets and to wholesale customers via Farm Fresh RI's Market Mobile, targeting bulk quantities to area schools, hospitals and cafeterias. In the long-term, proceeds from sales will sustain the Harvest Kitchen program. We envision forging strong partnerships in the community that benefit farmers and provide healthy options for consumers, restaurants and institutional food service buyers.
The Harvest Kitchen staff also aims to foster good relationships with employers who provide employment/internship opportunities to our graduates to further their job readiness and employable job skills.
When life gives you apples, make applesauce!
It's our winter 2010 pilot product.
—Jennifer Stott, Chef
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