The mission of Roberti Culinary Pathway is to provide adults, primarily residents of Waukegan and North Chicago, with the professional skills necessary for a successful career in the foodservice industry.
The RCP program teaches not only all of the culinary components necessary for working in a kitchen, but it also assists participants in the areas of developing self-confidence, working as part of a team, preparing a resume and practicing interview and interpersonal skills. Staff at RCP network with potential employers in order to help RCP graduates secure viable employment.
Roberti Culinary Pathway’s first class started in January 2018 with professional chef Clay Erickson teaching a curriculum developed by a local executive chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America.
The culinary curriculum has been created to provide hands-on learning for our students. Through classroom lessons, practical experience in our commercial-grade kitchen and various field trips provided by many generous partners, culinary skills and knowledge are developed that will prepare students for success in employment, education and their personal lives.
Each student of the Roberti Culinary Pathway is pre-qualified and accepted by a selection committee, based on completed application and two interviews. Upon completion of the nine-week program, students will earn the ANSI accredited Food Handler Certification. Teamwork and self-pride are heavily focused on throughout the program. Students will be evaluated regularly, and these evaluations will prove beneficial when introducing the students to potential employers.