its implementation in 2003, the Culinary Academy has trained almost 300
inmates in basic food service skills to prepare them for jobs following their
nine-week program provides intensive instruction in food handling and food
preparation skills needed for employment in the food service industry.
in the Culinary Academy:
basic skills for preparing, soups and stocks, starches, vegetables and
essential techniques in bread baking, cake baking and decorating.
selected through a competitive program that requires a high school diploma or
a ServSafe Certificate.
are now working as line cooks, prep cooks, kitchen managers and chefs at a
variety of restaurants and institutions.
Culinary Arts Program for male inmates is located at the DOC’s Training Academy
in Elizabethtown. SCI Waymart also runs a culinary program.
SCI Muncy is
currently renovating and expanding its kitchen to accommodate a new Culinary
Academy for female inmates.
Muncy's new kitchen
interested in learning more about this program or the inmates who
completed the course should email the DOC at firstname.lastname@example.org