The Arc at Market Street

The Arc at Market Street Culinary Training Program

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The Arc of Frederick County provides an organized, formal training service through our Culinary Training Program to provide a person with disabilities seeking employment with the skills necessary for employment in bakery, restaurant, catering, and other similar jobs.

Training programs operate at The Arc at Market Street.  The base of operations is equipped with two separate industrial kitchens; one gas operated and one electric operated. 

Training participants develop, learn, and master their skills while training at Marcia’s Bakery, Charlotte’s Coffee House, and 555 South Market Street’s Catering Kitchen.  Each entity is a separate business which is patronized by the general public.  

The Culinary Arts instructor will present weekly objectives and provide guidance and support ranging from the foundations of cooking to hospitality and service.

Our training program will teach the foundations of working within a commercial kitchen by providing guided hands on opportunities to:

· Prepare and serve food

· Provide Customer Service

· Take orders and operate a cash register

· Maintain an orderly and clean environment

· Understand the importance of safety

· Work as part of a fast-paced team

The Bakery and Coffee House Training Programs will enable those served to acquire the necessary skill set to become a highly desired employee.  The objective of the program is to help individuals master baking and customer service skills in order to locate meaningful employment.

Chef Scott and program participants

For more information about the Bakery Training Program, contact Karen Wiese at KWiese@arcfc.org or 301-663-0909 x219.

Chef Scott demonstrating kitchen safety measures

The Bakery Training Program is facilitated by Chef Scott Guarino, The Arc’s Culinary Programs Manager. Chef Guarino brings over twenty years of experience working in fine dining and has brought his considerable skills and experience to The Arc at Market Street to provide a safe and enriching learning environment for people we serve.

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