I’d Eat That!
Our next session begins August 25, 2020 and is slated to run until October 30, 2020.

The I'd Eat That! Kitchen Internship is a first jobs opportunity New Day offers for young people to gain employment experience and build job readiness skills to prepare for future long-term success. The I'd Eat That! Kitchen Internship is a paid internship opportunity to develop hands-on skills working in the food industry, to receive mentoring and instruction from professionals and community partners, and help with focusing on goals working with our Life Skills Coaches!

Resumes will be built and interview skills will be practiced.  Chef Pam, along with our amazing community partners will work with 6-8 young people each cycle. The young people will develop employability skills during the sessions, i.e. financial literacy, customer service, food preparation, food safety, communication, and teamwork to name a few. Because of the recent pandemic, we have had to adjust our schedule and format to incorporate the guidance from the CDC around all things safety for our young people and our staff. After the first 2 weeks of mandatory on line training are complete, Chef Pam and the young people will enter into on line classes 3 days a week with 2 days in the kitchen. There will be two small groups of four young people in 2 different groups in the kitchen on Wednesdays and Fridays working on their knife skills and creating seasonal empanada recipes, baking the empanadas to perfection, and encouraging the creation of new empanadas by the young people to add to their evolving menu. The empanadas will be sold online for now.
The young people will also have the opportunity to get their Food Handler’s Certificate (on us) to give them a leg up on getting employment in the food industry. Throughout the session there will be continuing education not only in the kitchen, but throughout the community which for now our contact will be limited because of Covid-19. One of the intangibles of this internship is to help young people “find their spark” and if possible connect them with members of the community who may be able to foster that spark.

We currently partner with Dion's, the New Mexico Restaurant Association, Nusenda, and CNM to ensure diverse training topics, exposure to experts in the field, and ultimately providing space for inspiring ideas and possibilities to come to life. Special thanks to WESST for your support in helping us gain more clarity around the entrepreneurial process. Thanks to everyone else who has supported us by purchasing our empanadas.
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