Culinary Academy

The fully equipped state-of-the-art instructional kitchen is the home to the Friendship Circle Culinary Academy. The Chefs-In-Training learn how to work as a team while mastering new kitchen techniques, cooking healthy and delicious foods, reading recipes, and practicing kitchen hygiene.

These young adults with disabilities are empowered to become more independent in the kitchen and in their daily lives. Sensory experiences are incorporated, such as tasting and touching different food textures. The goal is to facilitate employment in the food industry for young adults with disabilities. The Culinary Academy provides practical skills, but it also offers a space for social interaction, personal growth, and a sense of accomplishment.