WHO WE ARE:
Bake the World a Better Place is a NonProfit Organization helping to train disenfranchised individuals in kitchen skills and self-sufficiency as well as providing them with housing options and job placement.
WHAT DO WE DO:
We teach Kitchen based Job Skills. Our Program is designed around the Science of Ingredients and we do that through a series of Baking classes.
Anyone who has worked in a Kitchen knows Baking is a Science and we believe every Pastry Chef knows how to cook a steak but not every Cook knows how to make a cake stay level.
We also provide Housing Aid with our Nonprofit as we help disenfranchised individuals find shelter to lay their head at night, secure their belongings, and have a peace of mind.
WHY DO WE DO IT:
According to the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative Point in Time Survey Report, there are roughly 3,445 homeless in the Metro Denver area and nearly 19.2% were newly homeless meaning they’ve been living on the streets less than 1 year or have yet come in contact with other Nonprofit organizations.
This issue has been growing and will continue to grow if we don’t do something about it. Something needs to change to prevent this widespread of Homelessness.
So, we at Bake the World a Better Place acted; knowing if we supported the less fortunate by providing the right opportunities and support though our Nonprofit, we can strengthen the overall workforce of our Community.
How did I come about dealing with homelessness? I had a job, but because I was paying for my medication, doctor visits, motel stays, and food, it was almost impossible to save enough to get an apartment. At one point in my life, I didn’t have enough money for a motel and I ended up sleeping in a dugout at a local softball field.
I woke up in the middle of a cold night; it was November in Maryland and of course snowing. Not the best Dugout Weather. During this time, I reflected; I was educated, I considered myself as a well-rounded person and I thought I was nice, yet I could find no options of where I could sleep and feel safe. I had a job and I was under the age of 25; I hadn’t registered for Food Stamps or any public services, so I didn’t qualify for a Shelter.
What does it mean for someone who had some bad luck and hadn’t been able to climb out of the hole? I wished there’s a place where I can lay down my head at night, keep my belongings safe and provide peace of mind that will allow me to be able to get myself together for good.
This is when I first figured out what I wanted, I had thought of the name long ago for a bakery idea right before College. Now I knew, I didn’t want a regular Business, I wanted my Business to create something that will restore faith in humanity and provide a positive outcome for everyone involved.
Therefore, Bake the World a Better Place was born, to give everyone an opportunity for a better life.
HOW DO WE DO IT:
We train you; Think of it as Culinary School for the less fortunate.
● We will provide you with all the Skills to Cook meals for yourself and for your Family (if you have one).
● You will learn Proper Knife Skills and Techniques.
● We will prepare you to get ready for a Career in the Food Industry by training you with Kitchen Etiquette.
● You will learn how to package the Products you’ve made.
● We will help you create a Professional written Resume or edit your most recent ones.
● If you have the desire to pursue a Job in the Food Industry, we will help you find the most relevant Jobs as possible.
Bake the World a Better Place not only impacts the success of the students involved but it also impacts the Community; providing a stronger and more competitive Job and Employee Market.
Based on yellowpages.com, as of January 2018, there are 3,030 Restaurants in the Denver Area, if we can provide each one of those restaurants with 1.5 Employees; We, as a nonprofit community, can deplete the 3,445 homeless population in Metro Denver.
With that in mind, there would be no need for a restaurant to pay for a Job Ad, time for Employee acquisition will shorten, and the applicants will be qualified.
This Program can offer Employers potential Employees who are dedicated, passionate, have the desire to succeed and a mentality of never wanting to be back on the streets.
WHERE ARE WE LOCATED:
We have locations and classes hosted all around the Denver Metro area and work with many other Nonprofit Organizations. To find out about available classes, please visit our Contact Page and send us a message!
Things to Remember:
1. The Training will be broad Kitchen Skill development.
2. The Training is geared towards Baking and Ingredient Science but covers most kitchen skills.
3. Not everyone will come out of our Nonprofit Program ready to be on ‘Top Chef’, but we assure you within the time you invest during classes, you’ll be able to have the skills needed for an Entry-Level Culinary Position.