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On the Job Training

On the Job Training (OJT)

This program provides rigorous classroom and kitchen instruction, on the job training, job placement and support along the way.

Our goal is to prepare you for a career in the culinary and hospitality industry and to mentor you through personal and professional growth.

C.H.A.M.P. OJT is designed to prepare you for jobs that offer good pay, benefits, and growth opportunities.

Successful Participants:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and to be coached
  • Understand that attitude counts in a big way
  • Know that being teachable is the number one asset for success

Workforce Development Assessment

PGF provides each participant with a workforce development assessment. We assess participants’ basic skills in literacy, math, writing, reasoning, problem solving, and decision-making. At the conclusion of the training program, participants are re-assessed to determine experiential growth.

CHAMP Classes

CHAMP classes train participants in the fundamentals of operating a food service or hospitality business.

Support Services

We provide direct support services and referrals to participants in need. Support services include, but are not limited to, assistance with transportation, housing, medical services, assistance with work attire and work-related tools.

Job Training

PGF provides paid on-the-job training for CHAMP participants through Champ Catering and Flippers Fish & Chicken, our food service business ventures. Participants acquire knowledge and experience by working catering jobs — including corporate events, weddings, and conferences — and mobile street fairs throughout the county of San Diego.

CHAMP On the Job Training is innovative in that it provides financial compensation and support to program participants.

CHAMP is instructors with over 30 years of food service, hospitality, business management and catering experience. CHAMP instructors are from various professional backgrounds — including but not limited to chefs, hospitality managers, and food service directors — to deliver the program’s content, ensuring a comprehensive curriculum. CHAMP includes facilitators and guest speakers from the community and various business industries to offer participants insight on valuable life skills, real world experience and realistic business perspectives .

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