Christapher, Parris and Ray  Adventure Outside the Classroom

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For the past ten weeks Culinary Workforce Training Participants have built up their culinary skills in the Production and Training Kitchen at the NMEP Food Hub. From simple soups and salads to intricate meat fabrication and baking techniques, the participants increased their knowledge base and will be using it as they venture into the internship phase of the program. This cohort, each participant is going to a very different location offering unique perspectives on menu, preparation, culture and service. Hover over the images below to see where each participant is getting their work experience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_hoverbox image=”4201″ primary_title=”” hover_title=”Christapher @ Spencer’s”]Spencer’s is known for serving the best cuts of meat in their upscale and classic restaurant located in downtown Omaha.  Led by Chef Glen Wheeler who has been a staple in the Omaha food scene since his arrival in 1994.[/vc_hoverbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_hoverbox image=”4202″ primary_title=”” hover_title=”Ray @ Au Courant Regional Kitchen”]This Benson eatery provides ambiance with a European twist on your favorites. The menu is updated weekly to reflect seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients.[/vc_hoverbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_hoverbox image=”4200″ primary_title=”” hover_title=”Parris @ Noli’s Pizzeria”]Did someone say pizza? Noli’s Pizzeria serves traditional scratch made New York Style pizzas out of Omaha’s fast growing Blackstone District. They partner with other local businesses to source their ingredients and beverages.[/vc_hoverbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1537913607985{padding-top: 15px !important;}”]Follow us to keep an eye on their journey as cohort 4 works towards graduation. Savor their success with us at a community celebration and graduation event! Follow the link below to reserve your complimentary ticket.

Savor Our Success // Monday, October 22nd, 2018 // 5:30-7p
The Venue at the Highlander
2120 N. 30th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111

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CWTP Participant Applications Are Open

As an approved Workforce Investment Opportunity Act training program by the Nebraska Department of Labor, participants can use workforce investment funding to cover the cost of enrollment and retain any benefits they are currently receiving while in paid internships. The Culinary Workforce Training Program is now taking agency referrals for participant placement in the next cohort.

Become An Internship Partner

We’re looking for local food businesses to host culinary interns. By welcoming an intern into your business, you offer participants valuable on the job experience while retaining local talent and giving back to the community. Join our other internship partners – 1912, Culprit Cafe & Bakery, Au Courant Regional Kitchen, Noli’s Pizzeria and Spencer’s  in developing the next wave of up and coming chefs!

To find out more information, please email No More Empty Pots at or call 402.979.5478.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

4 Replies to “Christapher, Parris and Ray  Adventure Outside the Classroom”

  1. MT says:

    Love to read success stories. Thanks for all u do to build up peoples self esteem.

    1. Talia McGill says:

      Thank you!!!

  2. sara cerasoli says:

    Clearly the program has provided them with an excellent base to start off in their culinary career! This is so exciting!
    Congratulations Men, and best wishes as you continue to find your way in the kitchen😊

    1. Talia McGill says:

      Thank you for the read and the support! We’re excited to continue following this group and to welcome in cohort 5.

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