Stone Soup Culinary Institute

The Culinary Institute is a job training program that will prepare students for various cooking positions in the diverse food service field.

Our current cohort started March 19th, 2024.

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What will you learn at the Culinary School?

  • Teamwork-based approaches to identify, define, respond to, and evaluate problems in various food service industry situations and offer resolutions to these problems.
  • Professional coaching and evaluation of leadership style
  • Internships at local businesses
  • Professional development and resume-building
  • Safe handling and service of food and beverages (ServSafe)
  • Culinary math & measurements
  • Preparing stocks, soups, sauces, desserts, poultry, fish & meat
  • Improved knife techniques
  • Training and practice in the fundamentals of cooking

Students will receive a Food Handlers License, a ServSafe Certificate, and job skills and references for securing work in the emerging food culture here in Franklin County.

Who can apply?

Applications to the Stone Soup Culinary Institute (SSCI) are available to all. We especially are looking to grow a cohort of students who are currently in recovery, formerly incarcerated, people who need a new career path, and all other community members who are interested in pursuing culinary arts professionally.


Questions can be directed to

Culinary School Graduates - May 2023

Culinary School Graduates - August 2022