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Training, Jobs & Supportive Services

Food Service Training

Hands-On Food Service Training Program

Food Service Training Program

Goodwill’s Culinary Institute is a comprehensive, hands-on program providing students with practical, real-world training in the food service industry.  Students are able to practice these skills daily in Café 1919, Goodwill’s own food service operation located in our James O. Wright Center on Milwaukee’s northwest side.  Students prepare and serve up to 300 meals per day.  In addition to food preparation and serving skills, students also receive training in sanitation, kitchen communication, knife skills, weights and measures, and use of equipment.  The program prepares students for employment in a number of settings including hospitals, hotels, schools and restaurants.


  • 17 years of age or older
  • Documented disability or barrier to employment
  • Pertinent background or referral information
  • Funding approval for programming

Funding Sources:

State of Wisconsin-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Veterans Administration, Private Pay, W2, Milwaukee County WISER Choice 


James O. Wright Center for Work & Training
6055 N. 91st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53225 

Contact our Intake Coordinator at (855) 455-1110 to make a referral or for more information.

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440