Youth Employment & Training

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Culinary Arts Training

Through our immersive approach, using fresh ingredients and commercial-grade tools while working in an industry-equipped kitchen, you will be prepared for a culinary future. This training for youth ages 16-24, teaches technical kitchen operating and management skills required to achieve industry recognized “ServSafe” credentials. By the time you complete your training, you will be ready to pursue a wide variety of culinary positions in the hospitality and foodservice industries. Our employment team has established relationships with employers ready to hire you. For more information, contact Autumn McDowell at Waite House - 612.455.0385.


Be the Boss

A partnership with the University of Minnesota Junior Entrepreneurs program, this five-week summer camp introduces high school students to the basics of entrepreneurship. For more information, call 612-377-7000.

Youth Employment Services

Providing year-round employment and training services for youth ages 14-24.  For more information, contact Autumn McDowell at Waite House - 612.455.0385.

Youth Entreprenuership Programs

We offer paid internships for youth ages 16-24 at three social enterprises.