Worth Our Weight Training Program

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Executive Director Evelyn Cheatham

Executive Director Evelyn Cheatham

The goal of the Worth Our Weight is to transform at-risk young adults into food industry professionals in a 12-week boot-camp type training and place them into jobs. We take twelve apprentices per session, who have faced major challenges in their lives, including abandonment, foster care system, legal difficulties, homelessness and significant family disruption. Apprentices can live at the W.O.W. house for a nominal fee or on their own.

The Worth Our Weight program includes training in professional cooking, sustainable farming, and life skills, developing their appreciation of high-quality food prepared by chefs and food service professionals.

We hold our apprentices to the highest standard of excellence and for many, this is the first time they have had that experience. These young adults rise to meet these expectations. Under the leadership of Executive Director Evelyn Cheatham, WOW emphasizes responsibility, accountability and teamwork, skills that produce success in any field apprentices may choose going forward.

Tuition for this award-winning culinary apprentice program is $1200. Some partial and full scholarships are available.

If you would like to sponsor an apprentice, your $1200 donation can truly change the life of the recipient!


For more details about the Worth Our Weight Curriculum, contact us.