Help us build a bakery!
Thanks in part to several large corporate grants, we are now ramping up to build a bakery in the Richmond Community that can serve as a training and employment site for our baking students.
We are currently raising funds to build a physical bakery. The space will serve as a training and employment site. Internships will be run throughout the year through our partnership with the Va DOE serving approximately 50 young adults with developmental disabilities annually.
We will also hold community educational events and workshops in the space that are open to all.
Donate today to help us reach this goal and empower our students with life-changing training opportunities: DONATE TODAY
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Our Tablespoons Students participate in weekly classes under professional bakers, with the goal of empowering them through authentic training experiences in the culinary arts and in entrepreneurship.
The students do the whole process – inventory, ordering supplies, baking, selling, and catering. They are exposed to many critical work and independent living skills like financial literacy, teamwork, customer service, kitchen safety, and measurements, all while making friends and having fun.
Tablespoons Baking is a program that we launched in June of 2017 in partnership with our friend and baker, Britt Falabella, of Sugar Britches Sweets and Treats. Independence Golf Club allows us to use their pastry kitchen. In the fall of 2018, we started a partnership with the Va DOE and began offering our program in school system technical centers to this population.
Many Saturdays, our students sell their famous Oatmeal Cream Pies and Unicorn Cookies at The South of the James Farmer’s Market in Forest Hill Park – selling out each time!
Our Tablespoons Students also fill wholesale orders, corporate event orders, and community event orders. It’s great food with an even greater purpose.
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