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 kitchens 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.

  • Apprentices spend their first six weeks of paid training at Refettorio San Francisco, our community food hub, learning kitchen basics.
  • Apprentices spend their second six weeks of paid training at Farming Hope at Manny’s, our social enterprise cafe and restaurant.
  • Every weekend apprentices spend 2 hours in our urban garden.

Applicants must be working with a case manager in order to participate in our program; if you are interested in referring your client to our program please fill out this form.

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

Apprentice Stories

2020 Graduate

2020 Graduate

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