HATCH is an 8-week job training program that combines life skills workshops and industry-standard culinary and hospitality training to empower opportunity youth to lead self-sufficient lives.
Trainees work with a professional chef, receive one-on-one job coaching, mental health support, and gain personal finance and workforce readiness skills all while earning a stipend!
Hatch’s 8 week curriculum has been developed with the support of other programs that have shown success for decades. Leaning on proven programs such as the Why Try curriculum and industry standard certifications such as Servsafe, students are prepared with the skills desired to become employable. Financial Literacy is a cornerstone of the Hatch program. Time will be spent creating resumes, honing interview skills, and managing online social media presence so that each student can present the best possible version of themselves to potential employers.
Financial Literacy is a cornerstone of the Hatch program. Students are given a $1250 stipend as an incentive while participating in the program. By partnering with local banks, students are introduced to fundamental banking and budgeting skills to give them the ability to manage finances today and to build for a better future.
Time is spent creating resumes, honing interview skills, and managing online social media presence so that each student can present the best possible version of themselves to potential employers.
Students prepare and share two meals per day with the other students in the cohort. These meals, along with other group projects and kitchen competitions, teach teamwork and form bonds between students.
Hatch participants train for all areas of our growing hospitality industry by participating in kitchen instruction time. Students will work with the executive chef in the kitchen as early as the second week of classes to hone their skills in the kitchen.They will be given the opportunity to work as Busser, Runner, Server, Host, Dish, Salad, Prep and Fry station preparing them for their future career.
One on One culinary training with executive chef
General Kitchen Knowledge
Customer Service Training
With a new set of marketable skills, Hatch participants will be placed with area restaurant or hotel partners to begin a new stage of life as an established part of the Huntsville workforce. Hatch provides follow-up support to help students and employment partners successfully manage students’ transitions. Students will also be a part of Hatch’s growing alumni network, reaching out to each other as necessary to support themselves and their employers.