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Our Culinary Training program is an 10-week culinary art course that takes place in a state-of-the-art kitchens located at 32 Cottage Street in Lockport and 542 6th Street in Niagara Falls. Funded by the John R. Oishei Foundation and taught by Chef/Instructors Peter Flanagan, students enrolled in the program learn basic culinary skills, food service, and sanitary regulations, and various cooking methods.

Throughout the program, students will have an opportunity to work for the YWCA Social Enterprises – The Catering Crew, Niagara Falls International Airport Café, and the concession at Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport.

Once students have finished the Culinary Training program, they will receive a Certificate of Completion as well as job placement assistance.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 Program –

To download application please click here.

About the Niagara Falls International Airport Café

The Catering Crew was awarded the concession contract for the “new terminal” at the Niagara Falls International Café in December 2009. This social enterprise provides employment with a living wage to graduates of Carolyn’s House Vocational Culinary Training program as well as quality service and product to travelers visiting the Niagara Region.