Shaun entered Allie’s Place looking for “a new outlook on the culinary experience” as well as improvement in his culinary skills. During his time in the program, Shaun learned the ins and outs of proper food preparation and safety—both valuable skills when seeking a job in the food industry.
Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education & Employment just introduced a 3-day Barista training program where students gain real world experience at the conclusion of the course by operating a live pop-up coffee shop on site: Allie’s Coffee Spot. Throughout the course, students learn about the entire life cycle of a coffee bean, from cultivation through processing and roasting and on to the brewing process. They are introduced to latte art and leave the program with the tools to be a successful barista. The first barista cohort, that took the course in March, spent the first two days learning espresso care and maintenance, mastering the intricacies of classic coffee
Starting in March, Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education and Employment will be rolling out a 3-day Barista training workshop. In the class, students will learn about coffee, its cultivation, processing, roasting, and brewing. Students will be introduced to latte art, while learning a variety of popular coffee recipes. The focus of the class will be in food safety, machine maintenance, and customer service.
Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education and Employment kicked off the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with a food giveaway. The Culinary team prepared a delicious six-part meal for families to enjoy. The menu included cornbread, baked macaroni and cheese, collard greens, half of a chicken, homemade gravy, and a pumpkin pie.
From teaching students to propagate mint to harvesting arugula and green onions to be distributed among residents at Allie’s Place Family Residence, Jasmin Jimenez, the Gardener at Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education & Employment, stays quite busy in the Garden at Allie’s Place. Since her start in June of 2021, Jimenez has worked to cultivate and harvest oregano, Swiss chard, cilantro, purple kale, tomatoes, eggplant, and many other herbs, fruits, and vegetables. As March of 2022 comes closer—the ideal time to dive into planting—Jimenez is focusing on implementing a crop rotation system which will not only improve soil health but will also optimize the
The HFH community at Allie’s Place Family Residence received a special delivery last month. Families were able to enjoy nutritious, and delicious, meals from supporter The Little Beet restaurants on behalf of one of their loyal customers.