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Amos Culinary Education Program

Cooking up the skills for a bright future.

"The skills I gained in this program prepared me for a job and the support I received help me find one." – Amber, ACE graduate

Amos House began the Amos Culinary Education Program (ACE) in 2002 to address the high unemployment rate of the men and women living in our shelter programs. We recognized that individuals with barriers to employment such as criminal records and addiction could find jobs with upward mobility in the food service industry.

The program has since graduated over 600 students and helped individuals and families achieve stability. The students receive hands-on training through internship sites across the state. In addition they receive instruction that prepares them to pass the National Serve Safe Exam as well as training in customer service and hospitality. ACE graduates are now working within all aspects of the hospitality industry and many have launched their own businesses.