Learn how to be self-sustaining with our farming program. From our program, you will learn the basics of how to grow vegetables and fruits for your own personal gardens, as well as how to develop farms for restaurants. The goal of the farm program is to provide individuals with the knowledge to become self-sustaining.
Anyone who is below our maximum yearly income limits can participate in the farming program. The farming program will support the mission of Feed the Heart by supplying our mobile restaurant with fresh, organic produce to keep us sustainable so we can make the most impact in our community.
Program participants will be able to take home fresh, organic produce each week.
This program is designed to provide future career opportunities for low-income, homeless or at-risk, and recently incarcerated individuals. As a chef-in-training at Feed the Heart you will go through training to get your food handlers permit through the Hawaii State Department of Health to ensure safe food handling practices. The permit will be effective for three years.
Work as a chef-in-training at Feed the Heart nonprofit restaurant with direct supervision. This training will cover how to maintain a cooking area, cleaning practices, and of course, lots of hands on cooking experience. You may even have the opportunity to get a dish added to the menu!
The chef-in-training program goal is to give you skills and experience as a chef that will open up career opportunities as a chef. You may choose to find employment at a high-end restaurant, open your own restaurant, or stay on with Feed the Heart following your training period of six months.