Changing Lives

Through Food

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WHAT WE DO

The Chef Jeff Project Relaunch empowers the future leaders of tomorrow. We believe food changes lives and the spirit of hospitality can be used to speak a language of healing and restoration for

generations to come. 

MENTORSHIP

WE CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISENFRANCHISED YOUTH, FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS,  AND THOSE SEEKING A SECOND CHANCE BY PARTNERING WITH INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, CORPORATIONS, AND THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TO EMPOWER THE YOUTH FOR SUCCESS. 

TRAINING

THROUGH MASTER-CLASS COACHING, IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL CULINARY AND HOSPITALITY TRAININGS, AND CUSTOMIZED BOOT-CAMP EXPERIENCES, WE PROVIDE A 4 WEEK HANDS ON EXPERIENCES FOR THOSE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM. 

OPPORTUNITIES

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, PARTICIPATES HAVE A UNIQUE ADVANTAGE FOR PLACEMENT, CONTINUING EDUCATION, INTERNSHIP, AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, WITH CHEF JEFF'S DIVERSE AND VAST NETWORK OF INDUSTRY CONTACTS AND EMPLOYERS. 

AS SEEN ON

THE SERIES

THE ORIGINAL CHEF JEFF PROJECT WAS A FOOD NETWORK REALITY TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT AIRED IN THE FALL OF 2008. THE SHOW FEATURED CHEF JEFF HENDERSON, A FORMERLY INCARCERATED DRUG DEALER, WHO  TRANSFORMED HIS LIFE AND EMERGED AS A SUCCESSFUL CHEF AND OWNER OF A CATERING BUSINESS, POSH URBAN CUISINE.

 

CHEF JEFF INVITED SIX YOUNG ADULTS WITH SIMILAR TEMPESTUOUS BACKGROUNDS TO WORK AS HIS CREW FOR POSH URBAN CUISINE FOR THE DURATION OF ONE MONTH. THE REALITY TELEVISION FORMAT WAS STRUCTURED SO THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE THE PROJECT WERE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FOOD NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP TO CULINARY SCHOOL.

 

THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION WAS DESIGNED TO TEST EACH INDIVIDUAL TO THE LIMITS AND NOT ELIMINATE THE COMPETITION.  HENDERSON MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE ONLY WAY COMPETITORS WOULD LOSE IS IF THEY QUIT.

 

Professional Culinary Education

The Power of Food

Chef Jeff Henderson is an award-winning chef, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, television personality, and highly sought-after speaker on personal and professional development.  

Our team has the best introduction to culinary hospitality and life skill education for young adults who have been directly impacted by the juvenile justice system, foster care, homelessness, and addiction.   


We are ready to ignite and inspire the next generation of culinary and hospitality talent. Our program delivers the key elements necessary to equip the industry leaders of tomorrow!

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CHEF JEFF'S

Culinary Footprint

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INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY, HOSPITALITY, & LIFE SKILLS

BASICS CERTIFICATION

a four-week program

THE EXPERIENCE

Get Involved

The Chef Jeff Project is proudly serving the Las Vegas community. Our mission is to empower the next generation of young men and women to proudly take their rightful places in society with a trajectory toward success. We believe in investing in our youth to become respectful, productive, self-sufficient citizens committed to building a brighter future filled with possibilities through workforce development.

 

The Chef Jeff Project is a non-profit organization that relies on donations and grants to achieve its mission. Your generous and tax-deductible contributions allow us to continue our mission to make an impact and change lives.  

To volunteer for our program e-mail us at  info@thechefjeffproject.org. 

© 2021 by The Chef Jeff PROJECT a non-profit 501C3

by the Henderson Group