Culinary Job Training Program

About Hospitality House Serves

Hundreds of individuals per year utilize the Hospitality House Community Shelter. Many of these individuals are disabled, veterans, and single parents who want to provide their children with safe and stable homes. Many lack the career skills necessary to find and maintain living wage employment. Others suffer from low self-esteem or a disabling condition that doesn’t permit them to work in careers many have spent their lives doing. That’s why the Hospitality House Serves Culinary Job Training Program is so important.

Hospitality House Serves helps people out of the grinding cycle of poverty by providing a 12-week culinary job training program.  This program empowers homeless adults to achieve employment and self-sufficiency goals through life skills instruction, internships, job-placement assistance, housing case management, empathy and hope.

Students begin their six week classes with little or no knowledge of working in a kitchen and at the end of six weeks they will be equipped with the skills needed to be competitive candidates for employment in the food and hospitality industry.



Hospitality House Community Serves Program

We would like to invite local organizations, clubs, businesses, community leaders, and faith communities to observe our program first hand by serving an evening meal to shelter guests.  This meal will be prepared by our kitchen manager and chef, Chris Fagen, and our Hospitality House Serves Culinary Job Training students.  Your group of 4-6 people will arrive at 5:00 p.m.  Dinner is served from 5:45 until 6:30.

If you would like to participate, please contact Chef Chris Fagen at

Culinary Field Trip

In July 2019, Chef Chris visited Sierra Harvest’s Food Love Farm with culinary students of Hospitality House and explained how squash blossoms can be incorporated into cooking.


Get in Touch

1262 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Shelter Line: (530) 271-7144

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