Taproot Kitchen is growing! We are accepting more and more catering events because of many satisfied clients who are recommending our services. As we look ahead to our next season of gleaning fresh, local produce and goods, we recognize a need to add to our diverse and committed kitchen staff in order to better serve our clients. As a result, we are reaching out to our community to find a special, unique individual who would like to join our team. If you know of someone who might be interested and would like to hear more about this opportunity, please share our “help wanted” post below.

Taproot Kitchen, a non-profit that provides work experiences for intellectually disabled individuals, is currently seeking a part-time catering and kitchen assistant with unique qualifications and personal goals. The perfect candidate will be able to work 15-20 hrs/wk. Hours are flexible. Experience in food preparation required and catering preferred. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to direct the work of others. Pay commensurate with experience. Interested parties, please email a letter of interest and resume to mjkitt60@gmail.com. Please include days/times available for a personal interview.

We hope to see many of you around the Centre Region this summer and fall as our diverse community of Taprooters step out to serve you with our menus made with fresh, locally grown produce. If you have questions about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us. See you “out and about!”

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Taproot Kitchen depends on the support of our local community. From donations of extra food to funds that directly impact our ability to streamline our catering business, your extra help goes toward helping adults with intellectual disabilities engage in meaningful work and enter into the wider community of State College.

Taproot Kitchen is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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