The inaugural Fort Worx Showcase Dinner took place at Taste Community Restaurant in Fort Worth on Thursday night.

Fort Worx is a tuition-free, accelerated, food service job training program that provides paid work experience while apprentices earn an American Culinary Federation (ACF) certification. This 16-week program is a collaboration between The Culinary School of Fort Worth, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Taste Project, and Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County to help teach a future generation of culinarians.

To complete their 16-week training, the apprentices prepared and cooked a multi-course meal for future employers. Following the dinner, apprentices then meet with the employers to discuss their future in the industry.

There were three apprentices that graduated with this first Fort Worx job training program, and another group is currently in training. The next Fort Worx Showcase Dinner will take place on Thursday, September 16, from 6pm to 8pm.

To purchase tickets for the next Showcase Dinner, please use the link below. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and the event in BYOB.

Written by James Creange.