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How We Do It

1. Vocational and Technical Education:

Vocational and technical training

We create job opportunities by offering comprehensive bilingual (Spanish/English) culinary training to the unemployed members of our community, in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College and the National Restaurant Association.

Our unique bilingual training initiative gives opportunities to the Hispanic population that otherwise may be excluded due to language barriers. Our program creates a career path in the food service industry and providing at the same time to employers with access to a better qualified workforce. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CULINARY TRAINING PROGRAM

2. Nutrition and Healthy Food:

Nutrition and Healthy FoodWe fight hunger by providing meals with higher nutritional value to the homeless, shelters, nonprofits, and low-income families. These meals are prepared by the participants of our culinary training programs, giving them the opportunity to practice their new skills in a commercial setting while helping the community.

Our food assistance program goes far beyond just feeding the needy by offering nutritious meals including fruits and vegetables. Better nutrition will improve the health of this at-risk population by preventing and reducing obesity and its consequences, like diabetes. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


By making a tax-deductible donation to La Cocina VA, you can:

  • Create job opportunities for unemployed members of our community
  • Facilitate access to healthier meals for our neighbors in need