With your support Roberti Community House has provided tens of thousands of meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Encouraging the best in ourselves, our neighbors, our community.


Our tuition free culinary and life skills training program provides the proper foundation, training, and opportunity to achieve.


Our culinary pathway program was developed to act as the catalyst for individuals in the community to build a better life for themselves, providing a path out of poverty.


Demand for food service personnel has increased providing opportunities for work in a variety of settings including restaurants, hospitals, hotels, schools and catering.

Our Program

Roberti Culinary Pathway is located in an economically distressed neighborhood of south Waukegan where the current poverty level is over 32%. Just a couple blocks to the south, the poverty level climbs to 45%. We give struggling individuals who live in this community the skills needed to enter the foodservice workforce. Our program provides hands-on culinary training by a professional chef and includes food preparation, sanitation, kitchen communication skills, and proper use of equipment.


The students, the industry, and the community all benefit from the Roberti Culinary Pathway.


over 92% employed within three months of graduation


Since January 2018

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Friday Lunches

Join us for a free lunch prepared by the students! On Fridays, we invite members of the community to come see our program, meet our chef and students, and become a vital part of the students’ education.

Partner With Us

We appreciate our partners: food service employers, food distributors and other educating opportunities. Let’s work together to create partnerships that work.

Students and Teacher/Chef

I want to come back and help after I graduate. I’m able to be here because this program is free, so I want to give back. That would be great.” – Patrick, Class 3

Contact Us

The Roberti Culinary Pathway 
833 South Lincoln Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Phone: (224)-209-3717
[email protected]

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