Restaurant Academy is a 6-month on the job training offered to women who want to work in the restaurant industry but have no experience or significant employment barriers. This unique model is offered through the Center for Peace a social enterprise of Perpetual Help Home. 

Students participating in Restaurant Academy will take classes at the Center for Peace covering the following topics:

  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Food Handling
  • Servers Play by Play
  • Learning Your Menu
  • Time Management
  • Multi Tasking
  • And many more....

Students will also work part-time at Yummy Finds to gain hands-on training in the restaurant.

Each week students will be evaluated on:

  • Job Performance
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management

Upon completion Restaurant Academy graduates will receive a portfolio assessment that summarizes their work experience throughout the process that will enable them to apply at local popular restaurants partners for jobs enabling them to earn enough to become financially independent. 

Local partner restaurants include: