HOW IT WORKS
Our Recipe for Success
Along with hands-on training, our Team Members develop workforce-readiness skills highlighting the importance of punctuality, attendance, cooperation, and teamwork. Together We Bake provides the chance to learn how to be successful in the workplace.
- Food Safety Instruction: The ServSafe Food Protection Manager’s Certification Course is the nationally recognized course from the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation. Team Members are instructed and tested on the material. 90% of our graduates have their ServSafe certification. This certification allows for preferential hiring, a higher starting salary, and opportunities for supervisory positions.
- Baking Instruction and Production Experience: Program Staff lead daily instruction and supervision on basic baking skills and the food production processes throughout the program. Team Members cycle through the Mixing, Baking and Cleaning Teams. We also have Guest Bakers who share their expertise.
- Product Sales and Delivery: Team Members cycle through the Business Team during the program. While on the Business Team, they gain hands-on experience in business administration (inventory, purchasing, order fulfillment, marketing, sales, and social media). When possible, Team Members work at local farmers markets and practice their public speaking, sales and marketing skills.
Daily empowerment or life-skill sessions consist of discussion, exercises, and activities that help Team Members gain self-awareness and self-esteem, as well as encourage responsibility and accountability in their actions. Topics include stress and anger management, triggers and reframing, healing from trauma, positive coping skills, communication skills, healthy relationships, and building a support network. Together We Bake also partners with Negotiation Works to provide a series of skill building workshops.
TWB has more than 260 Alumni Team Members! While at TWB, Team Members develop strong healthy coping skills and build a dependable support network of empowered women. Outreach and post-program support keep Alumni Team Members connected and provide opportunities for further personal and professional growth.
TWB provides post-program support to alumni through organized group gatherings, phone calls, texts, emails, and private social media posts. Bi-monthly alumni events provide prosocial opportunities for connecting with their teammates and other TWB alumni.