Apprenticeship Program



Apprenticeship Program

Farming Hope offers a 12 week, part-time, paid apprenticeship program for folks facing barriers to employment, including former incarceration or homelessness. We provide our apprentices with on-the-job culinary training in our kitchen and our garden. We aim to provide a safe, supportive environment that nurtures the confidence needed to truly feel job-ready. Former apprentices work in the food industry (restaurants, grocery stores, commercial kitchens, food manufacturing) as well as landscaping and other careers.

  • The paid training is approximately 20 hours per week for 12 weeks weeks
  • Apprentices learn all the skills needed for high volume kitchen prep, for the meals program at our community food hub Refettorio San Francisco
  • Apprentices have the opportunity to learn to make plated meals for our Wednesday evening in-house dinners
  • Every weekend apprentices spend 2 hours in our urban garden.

If you are interested in applying to our program or referring a case management client to our program please fill out this form.

Questions about our apprenticeship program? Email program@farminghope@org

Apprentice Stories

2020 Graduate

2020 Graduate

Employment Partners

The restaurants and food companies below have employed our apprenticeship graduates at their businesses, helping to create equitable workplaces in the food industry and beyond.

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 Farming Hope is different — we pay Apprentices while they learn in our program.
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