Friday, February 15
10am – 2pm
Hospitality Training Academy
130 S. Alvarado St., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90057
*Bring 2 forms of ID. Must be at least 18 years of age.
We are thrilled that our U.S. DOL and State of California registered-apprenticeship for Culinary Arts has been featured by the Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department in their weekly newsletter!
You can download their weekly newsletter here, or read an excerpt below.
HTA encourages prospective bidders to carefully review the RFP and to take the opportunity to pose questions where clarification is needed. Responses to all questions from bidders will be included in an “RFP Question and Answer” document that will be updated twice weekly during the open bid period. Bidders interested in receiving the “Question and Answer” document each time it is updated, should email Sandra.Ko@lahta.org, using the subject line “Add to RFP Q and A Recipient List.” (more…)
Updated: AUGUST 18, 2017 — 2:56 PM EDT
Damon Roundtree, 18, carefully removed charred skin from a roasted red pepper, slicing it into narrow strips.
That one simple act had ramifications well beyond embellishing a sandwich, which looked delicious: job readiness; opportunities for underemployed city minorities; union growth; union relevance; schools serving communities; employer savings on training; plus a crew of cooks, servers, bartenders, and dishwashers ready to work at a new Philadelphia International Airport restaurant.
Lots loaded onto that sandwich.
“To me, it’s a new start,” Roundtree said this week. As a teenager, he got into trouble. As a young father-to-be, he wants a career built on his passion for cooking. “It’s fun. It tastes good, and it keeps me occupied.”
On Tuesday, 75 graduates of the first class of the Unite Here Philadelphia Hospitality Academy will be honored at City Hall. Students range in age and capability from recent high school graduates such as Roundtree, a novice, to longtime chef and manager Anthony Cunningham, 53, who was laid off from his job at a Japanese restaurant in June.
“I’ve put in resumes, but I can’t afford to wait for a vacancy,” Cunningham said.