Opportnity Youth career training

An employment exposure program for Portland Metro Area's Opportunity Youth which uses the Food Industry and Trades as a medium for career development.

OUR STORY

Opportunities Kitchen is a vocational and educational program for Portland Metro Area’s disconnected and underserved youth, ages 18-24 years old, where learning, executing skills, accreditation, and job placement is provided within the food industry including: Farming & Production, Food Processing, Distribution, Hospitality, Recycling and the Trades involved in keeping the industry going.

OUR ADVISORS & FRIENDS
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Paul Folkestad

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President

Chef Paul Portland

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Leather Storrs

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Owner/Chef

Noble Rot

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Vitaly Paley

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Owner/Chef

Paley's Place, The Imperial, Headwaters

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Dave Stone

Director 

OSU Food Innovation Center

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Jonathan Harms

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President

Charitable Partnership Fund

Joe Nunn

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STEAM Coordinator

Concordia  University

Dir. FreshStart PDX

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Dennis Morrow

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Executive Director

JANUS Youth Program

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David McGiverin

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President

Food Northwest

 

30,000

The estimated number of youth identified as disconnected that are not in school or unemployed in Portland & SW Washington

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