Recognizing the current needs of the hospitality industry, Serving Up! will systematically prepare well-trained wait and banquet staff. Under the guidance of Tyrone Howard, Serving Up! will equip the disadvantaged of New Orleans seeking employment opportunities as wait and/or banquet staff with sought-after service training that will enable them to succeed in developing a viable career path.
Serving Up! is not merely job training, it’s career training.
Skills acquired through Serving Up!’s rigorous 12-week training program will qualify participants for higher paying positions and prime opportunities within New Orleans’ hospitality industry. Given the opportunity and expert training, graduates of Serving Up! can go on to earn a respectable average annual income of $40-60,000.
Training is free to students to ensure this opportunity benefits those in greatest need. Serving Up! recruits individuals who are:
All candidates are screened for compatibility with the hospitality customer service industry before being accepted into the program.
By cultivating new generations of impeccable service professionals Serving Up! will help ensure that New Orleans’ reputation as a vibrant culinary destination continues. Beneficiaries of our graduating service artisans will include hotels, restaurants, private and social clubs, banquet facilities, and employment agencies. The hospitality industry will reap the rewards of our program. By employing well-trained wait staff who will raise the bar in service expectations, they gain the competitive edge necessary to nurture loyal customers who will share their dining experience with friends and family.
With your assistance, Serving Up! will help equip its students – service artisans – with the skills necessary to realize a healthy career and a lifetime of earning potential. Help us create brighter futures through the fine art of service.