After its students graduate into the workplace, Food Jobs Work Foundation in North Little Rock, AR prioritizes placing graduates with employers who truly engage with their training program. Members of the Professional Advisory Council serve as program advisors and mentors, meeting and working with students during training, speaking in class or graduation, and assisting with culinary events.

Professional Advisory Council members can become Preferred Employers based on the following criteria:

  • ​History of employing Food Jobs Work grads
  • Willingness to provide feedback
  • Multiple work locations
  • Competitive starting wages and opportunities for advancement
  • Low-barrier application process and no background check

Together with its program participants and Professional Advisory Council, Food Jobs Work is helping meet the staffing needs of the Arkansas hospitality industry.

(Photo courtesy of Food Jobs Work Foundation)