Cook With Us! Fall Training Starting September 2019

Our Fall pilot program will connect participants to tools for personal development, valuable workplace skills, and community in a supportive learning environment while creating nutrition-rich food.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to create opportunities that empower personal growth through skills training, volunteer opportunities, supported employment, and community partnerships.


Participants in the training program will not only gain employable skills, they build confidence in themselves and motivation to succeed in the workplace. It is our mission to instill each individual with a healthy sense of self that will empower them in their daily lives.


Providing three square meals a day at Under One Roof creates employment opportunities for trainees and graduates to grow their culinary skills. Wrap around services also provide job placement opportunities within the community and continued support as trainees enter the workforce.


Many small hospitality businesses are struggling to find and keep reliable staff. We partner with local restaurants who want to hire trained, ready & willing workers. We work closely with them to ensure that the transition from training to employment is supportive, collaborative, and win-win.

Help Us Reach Our Goal

Cutting Barriers will open its doors in 2020 in the new Under One Roof facility with a brand new kitchen, staffed with a talented chef and training mentors who are aligned with our mission. To accomplish this we will need $380,000. Help us achieve our goal and donate today.

Please note: We are currently revising our project plan and priorities. Check back for an updated fundraising goal mid-year 2019.

We have raised $50,000 with a goal of raising $380,000

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Are you willing and able to donate your time?

Make a donation

At this time our biggest need is funding in order to get up and running.

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Do you have expertise in Cook Training, cooking, and/or support work?

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