BETTER FOOD

CULINARY EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
Curitiba, Brazil




Description

Project provides culinary training for underprivileged people in Curitiba to enable them to get a job in a professional kitchen or become self-employed. The training takes place in a specifically designed educational kitchen in an Electrolux facility, and the curriculum (developed by Worldchefs) has been voluntarily delivered by 12 different chefs and coordinated by Electrolux

Societal value

The project offers vocational training for mainly single mothers in Curitiba to help them get a job in a professional kitchen and thereby assist them in providing for themselves and their families.

Achievements

  • Developed curriculum.
  • Established partnership with Sodexo-Stop Hunger Institute to supply the food for the course.
  • More than 20 weeks of education was delivered to students from different waves of the project.
  • 16 people have been trained in the second wave of the project, bringing the total to 34 people graduated in the course.
  • 12 people got a job (after 2 waves of trainings)
  • 5 employees volunteered.

Next steps

  • Third wave of the project will finish by the end of July 2018
  • Fourth wave will start in September.
  • Currently in progress to sign a partnership agreement with the Brazilian Public Agency supporting Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs (SEBRAE) in order to add 2 additional week to the curriculum teaching the students about entrepreneurship, finance and marketing skills.
  • Expansion plan: replicate the project in Sao Carlos, Brazil and Rosario, Argentina.

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