The Kitchen


The Culinary Arts Training Program (The CAT Program) is a rehabilitative program to help homeless men and women learn new skills that can be used to seek stable employment. The program is a 16-week culinary arts training program that takes place in the commercial kitchen located at the Casa Esperanza Homeless Center in Santa Barbara, [...]

Get Involved


Getting involved is simple. There are several things that you can do. You can give of your time, talent, or treasure. Sponsor a student. It costs $1,800 to put each student through the program. By sponsoring a student you are ensuring that all necessary costs are covered – and you will get regular updates from [...]

What’s Cooking


The CAT Program is designed to give students skills that can be used to find future employment in the culinary and hospitality industry. Classes are lead by Chef Rob Grayson. Chef Rob leads students through the 16-weeks of instruction exposing them to the various techniques and fundamentals of cooking, food safety, and general employment responsibilities. [...]


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