Teaching Kitchen

BLOC Teaching Kitchen &
BLOC Catering and Sweet Angels Pastries

Food. Friendship. Future.

BLOC Teaching kitchen is in partnership with Kroger's "Zero Hunger Zero Waste" initiative. It is comprised of an 8-week training and cooking program designed for those who have dropped out of high school and are desiring to work in the culinary field. This apprenticeship platform equips students with the essential certifications and skills requires to get a good paying job in the culinary industry. 

The training entails:
  • 2-8 Apprentice Participants (Goal)
  • Ages 16 to 24
  • 8-week Program (7-8 per program session)
  • 84 Hours of Professional Job Training
  • ServSafe Certification (Required)
  • Cooking Management (inventory, budgeting, purchasing & team management skills training)

With classes taught by personal Chef, Anthony Jordan, BLOC Teaching Kitchen desires to bring hope through skill development, relational connections and community. Chef holds his Personal Chef Certification (PCC) from the renowned Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State & the American Culinary Federation.

An added "sweet spot" for our culinary education and job training is BLOC's Catering business and Sweet Angels Pastries, which also operates out of the Teaching Kitchen in partnership with the program.  Upon our first week in operation, the students catered over 300 meals to Children's Hospital!

A truly delightful twist that adds this collaboration as the 5th social enterprise within BLOC Industries - mentoring and placing quality BLOC-trained neighbors into good paying jobs in our shared communities among area business partners, which helps with local business employment and retention efforts.

For Information on BLOC Catering and Sweet Angels Pastries:

Susan Ruhe: susan.ruhe@onebloc.org or call 513-476-0714.

For more information on BLOC's Teaching Kitchen:

Chef Anthony Jordan: anthony.jordan@onebloc.org or 513-746-8233.