Innovative Culinary Opportunity Network, or ICON, is a brand new program at North Jersey Friendship House. This program, run by Dave Bein, features an intensive 12 week training module for individuals referred by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The program takes place in Friendship House’s state of the art training kitchen. All participants will become familiar with the use of common appliances used in professional kitchens and learn proper techniques such as dicing, mincing, and measurement. They also learn food safety and hygiene standards essential for working in the field and will conclude the program with a ServSafe certificate. An integral part of the program includes resume writing and preparing the participants for job interviews. They will also work with a Job Coach to secure employment in the food service industry. So far, seven participants from our first ICON class have already secured employment!
Anyone interested in learning more about the ICON program should contact David Bein at 201-488-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.