Junior Culinary Arts Program

The Junior Culinary Arts Program provides teens 15 to 18 years old with meaningful work and life and leadership skills through education and training. This career and technical job-readiness program provides Club teens the opportunity to work in one of our state of the art kitchens and on our Blue CanTEEN food truck as they build skills in the culinary arts, restaurant management and entrepreneurship.

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s Junior Culinary Arts Program is a comprehensive Career & Technical Education Program that includes kitchen basics, safety and sanitation, purchasing and inventory control, customer service, and food and control cost.

Our Curriculum includes:

  • Basic food preparation
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory control
  • Introduction to culinary nutrition
  • Culinary fundamentals
  • Sanitation
  • Introduction to baking
  • Workplace safety
  • Introduction to food cost and control
  • Introduction to menu writing

The Junior Culinary Arts Program places an emphasis on teamwork and interpersonal skills, academics, and technical skills.

Blue CanTEEN Food Truck

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s food truck program provides freshly prepared food using the finest locally sourced ingredients while helping build hope and a future for our community’s youth.

Keep your eye out for the Blue CanTEEN around town serving up new and exciting menu items at local businesses, events, markets and more each week.

Sponsorship & advertising opportunities are available

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s food truck program provides freshly prepared food using the finest locally sourced ingredients while helping build hope and a future for our community’s youth.

Keep your eye out for the Blue CanTEEN around town serving up new and exciting menu items at local businesses, events, markets and more each week.

Let us cater your next event

Our chefs are pleased to offer catering for all events including weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, birthdays, corporate events, and private get togethers. We offer a fully customized menu to suit your needs with the highest level of service. Contact Chef Larry at 239-325-1770 or email lluizzi@bgccc.com.

The Blue CanTEEN Food Truck serves Southwest Florida and is frequently out in the community serving loyal patrons and welcoming new customers. The Blue CanTEEN offers catering for office events, private events from weddings to birthday parties, corporate events, culinary competitions and more. Learn more about the Blue CanTEEN Food Truck here.