Youth Training and Opportunities Program
In YTOP, youth engage in peer led team building activities that aid in the development of a positive self image and strong character traits, leadership, organizing, and advocacy skills, and space to practice and enjoy growing food. Training takes place in the kitchen, garden, through dialogue, and even in the music studio.
YTOP alumni say their time at AFC nurtured their personal and professional communications skills, passion for social justice, and deepened their knowledge of intentional and nutritious eating habits.
Adult Training and Opportunities Program
ATOP is designed to cultivate job readiness through the culinary arts. We tap into the structure of our operations, like Breaking Bread Catering, to create a hands-on approach to developing skills and prepare participants for careers in the culinary industry. Working with our employment partners, we offer a route to Serve Safe Food Managers Certification, transitional employment after the first portion of the course, and avenues to new career opportunities.