Youth Food Project

Youth Food Project

The Youth Food Project is a food workforce and entrepreneurship
training program for Oakland young people.


The training program prepares youth in ServSafe certification, knife skills, food justice and food entrepreneurship. Participants receive job readiness skills, access to college course credits and are guaranteed employment at a local food business or restaurant for 6 months.

Project Partners:

The Town Kitchen
Mamacitas Cafe
Beyond Emancipation
Youth Uprising
Mandela Marketplace
Zachary’s Pizza
Tart! Oakland
Real Food Cup

For more information, contact:

Sabrina Mutukisna:


Tessa Cruz: