(Program modified or suspended due to COVID-19)

On Your Mark is a 12-week program that offers job training and workforce readiness to youth ages 16-21 with a Culinary Arts or Retail track.

Hands-on Training
Experienced culinary and retail professionals will teach the fundamental skills needed to work in a kitchen or retail store.

Life Skills
The Life Skills class will teach the basics for successful workforce readiness.

Youth, ages 16-21. Only those with completed applications will be considered.

A good attitude and willingness to learn. Attendance is expected!

What Do You Gain?

  • Practical job training
  • Free ServSafe exam (for culinary students)
  • Help finding a job after program completion.
  • $75.00 per week stipend (must come to all classes)
  • A chance to give back to your community at The Open Door

Culinary Arts

  • Food prep, storage & inventory
  • Kitchen & food safety
  • Packaging & merchandizing


  • Customer service
  • Retail technology
  • Merchandising & displays
  • Inventory management
  • Planning special sales

Life Skills

  • Goal setting & relationship building
  • Résumé & interview skills
  • Financial literacy
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork


Download our brochure

For more information email: oym@foodpantry.org

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