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Culinary and Life Skills +
Experiential Opportunities =
Success in the Workplace

In COMPASS’ 45th year, we’re also celebrating 15 years of the COMPASS Café and our Culinary Arts Program. Every week, Culinary Arts students prepare and serve delicious, nutritious midday meals for COMPASS students and staff.

The program teaches both general life skills and specific culinary skills that students carry beyond their time at COMPASS.

Support culinary arts today!

Students in the Culinary Arts Program Learn and Implement:

Culinary skills

  • Purchasing & preparing food
  • Planning a menu
  • Reading a recipe
  • Front & back of house skills in a restaurant setting
  • Nutrition
  • Sanitation
  • Food safety

Life skills

  • Following multi-step directions
  • Budgeting and money handling
  • Mopping and sweeping floors
  • Cooking for themselves
  • Exploring vocational opportunities
  • Teamwork & professionalism
  • Personal hygiene
  • Independence

Help Us Raise $20,000!

Your donation will go towards obtaining the necessary ingredients for a successful Culinary Arts Program:

Sponsorship Level


What It Can Provide

Setting the Table


Serving books, tablecloths, or cloth napkins



Pots and pans, dishes, or utensils

Main Course


Food safety certifications, ice maker, or tables



Funds toward a commercial convection oven



Funds toward a commercial dishwasher

“This program will help me because I learn a lot, and I hope to learn more about food and safety. I really like the Café here.”

– Domenic, a Culinary Arts Student

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