The Food Bank of Delaware announced today a new way to both feed and educate Delawareans. Through its Delaware Food Works workforce development initiative, the Food Bank is now providing catering to the public.
Delaware Food Works mission is to eliminate food insecurity through workforce development, social entrepreneurship and small business incubation.
The catering social enterprise is an extension of the Discover Café, a full-service café enterprise at the Food Bank’s Newark headquarters. The downstate catering business serves as an opportunity to provide hands-on training to students participating in the Food Bank of Delaware’s 14-week Culinary School in Milford, and proceeds from catering jobs benefit student scholarships.
Catered options include breakfast and lunch sandwich trays, pastries, bagels, muffins, salads, boxed lunches, desserts and more. Menus can also be customized.
“Providing hands-on experience for our culinary students is a critical component of our curriculum,” said Food Bank of Delaware Executive Chef Tim Hunter. “Our catering business enables us to generate revenue for The Culinary School in Milford, while giving our students the experience they need to obtain employment in Delaware’s food service industry.”
To inquire about catering, please contact the Food Bank of Delaware’s Discover Cafe at (302) 444-8124. A full catering menu can also be found by visiting https://www.discovercafe.org/catering-1.
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