We will assist graduates of the Apprentice Program through our restaurant partners from whom we seek a commitment to hire their sponsored apprentice. In turn, we guarantee our partners that graduates will be extremely well-formed, passionate about food, and dedicated to their family – all the ingredients that make for a great restaurant.
Restaurants will get a tax deduction for their sponsorship. We will seek to be in continued relationship with graduates of the Apprentice Program, to build a strong alumni network, and to foster relationships between alumni and current apprentices. Through this vital work, we sow seeds that are the future of the food industry, better the lives of individuals, and build stronger communities.
The Table Foundation Apprentice Program will be a major driver of our aim to help people in need from our community, to use amazing food to bring people from all walks of life together around a common table, and our mission to Harvesting the Power of Food to do Good.
Preparing individuals as whole persons can lead sinners to become saints! The Table Foundation is dedicated to this transformation through a series of applications to create individuals “fully human and fully alive.” This can only be accomplished by understanding and then applying human virtues.
Who Is Invited to the Table?
Inspired by Roman Catholic spirituality, the program will be open to anyone who authentically seeks a “Higher Power,” can demonstrate the interest, commitment and discipline necessary to succeed, and has a willingness to grow holistically. This means that candidates will learn to present with proper hygiene, good daily habits, and whatever it takes to become successful in providing for themselves and their families.
They will capitalize on their individual strengths, gifts and talents so as to become viable, employable members of the community. They will humbly acknowledge areas of growth and work to develop practical and realistic habits to manage any of their vices. Their success will in turn lead apprentices into leadership positions in their future an din service to the common good in the world. Though the spirituality will be based upon Judeo-Christian values, it will not preclude candidates based on faith backgrounds, and in fact celebrates that diversity.