Community Kitchen Academy Burlington graduated its 15th class on October 30, 2013.  Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for a career in the food service industry and lifelong learning through an intensive program of culinary skills development, career readiness and job placement. Students actively develop and apply new skills by creating wholesome meals for those at risk of hunger using food that has been gathered from within our communities that may otherwise go to waste.

Eight students graduated from this class, one of them being the 100th student to graduate from CKA Burlington.  We proudly congratulate:

  • Jasmine Davies
  • Robert Martinez
  • Jasmine Swanson
  • Beth Stever
  • Mauricio Parent Sabett
  • Glenn Pebley
  • Alice Read
  • William Stafford

Senator Bernie Sanders was unable to be at the event, but Phil Fiermonty, his Director of Outreach, spoke and presented this message from Sen. Sander:

Sanders Letter to CKA BTV Grads


Students earn nine college-level academic transfer credits for completing the CKA program, while positioning themselves well for a career in the food services industry.  For more information on CKA, please visit our website.

Programs such as Community Kitchen Academy would not be possible without your support.  Please give to the Vermont Foodbank today!