Chefs and Restaurants

These Five Programs Help Train Refugees and Immigrants in Restaurant Kitchens

Two years after historic pandemic losses to the restaurant industry, staffing continues to be an issue across the country, and most chefs are still feeling the pain. According to the National Restaurant Association, “As of August 2022, eating and drinking places were still 633,000 jobs—or 5.1 percent—below their pre-pandemic employment levels.”

The good news is that some slots are being filled by graduates from culinary workforce training programs, including individuals facing barriers to employment because...