Our culinary internship program for young adults who’ve grown out of foster care and into new lives on their own.Apply
Better Eating, Better Lives
Our chefs cook for you like you’re family—but not everyone’s family is the same. That’s why we started the Sustainable Life Project, a six-month, paid internship program for former foster youth interested in the culinary arts. They learn what it means to be part of a team and how to cook in a professional kitchen. And after the field trips, classes and workshops are done, they’re invited to apply for a job at Tender Greens.
52% of youth are unemployed within 4 years of leaving foster care. One in four will end up homeless in that span.
The Sustainable Life Project’s been going strong since 2009, and there’s no stopping now. Whether they stay with us or take their skills elsewhere, our interns have inspired and changed us more than they’ll ever know.
a foster kid,
but a chef."
- Erik Oberholtzer
Co-Founder & CEO, Tender Greenswatch the video
Contact our program manager, Kevin Faist[email protected] (310) 954 - 1415 ext. 1007 Apply