The Food Arts Center

The food industry requires a well-trained and reliable source of talent. The Food Arts Center prepares individuals to be that source.

The Food Art Center is a Kitchen with a Mission. It is a professional trade school where the food industry will find well trained students with a broad base of skills, knowledge and experience. It also fulfills The Fedcap Group’s mission to provide innovative solutions, while creating opportunities for people with barriers to economic well-being.

Meeting the staffing needs of business requires an understanding of the diversity of jobs within the industry. We have designed hands-on training, with input from food industry leaders, that ensures the development of required skills. Graduates arrive with an understanding of what an organization needs, and the training and skills to meet those needs.

The Food Arts Center is home for vocational culinary arts training and social enterprises. It has a state-of-the-art kitchen that is used for training, catering services, as well as being used for cooking demonstrations and guest chef appearances. It can also be rented to serve as an incubation space for food entrepreneurs.

Our Services

Culinary Arts And Food Trades Training

prepares students for entry-level positions in professional kitchens, food retail, food production, foodservice establishments/industries, food trade careers and entrepreneurial endeavors

Train to Order (TTO )

provides specific training and rapid job placement to food businesses

Catering and Food Services

trains culinary students in the business of catering and food service.

Incubation Program/Kitchen Rental

provides businesses and entrepreneurs a certified kitchen for product development, production and co-packing of products

SEED: Culinary Youth Program

teaches young people, schools and youth groups about food origins, cooking skills, food knowledge, nutritional ideals and business practices

Culinary Arts Training Program

Fedcap’s state-of-the-art commercial kitchen in midtown Manhattan is home to our Culinary Arts Training program; a 600-hour course of study that prepares graduates for entry-level positions in the rapidly growing food services sector. Training involves a mix of classroom curriculum with hands-on experience, an internship with area food service establishments and job placement assistance. Students are prepared to obtain their NYC Food Protection Certificate.