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Rise Above 
THE ORDINARY?

WHAT IS

“Rise Above The Ordinary” is a month-long apprenticeship program that is designed to teach and impart the culinary skills and social development needed for those youth enrolled in the program excel in their culinary journey or entrepreneurial endeavors.

Rise Above 
THE ORDINARY

WHAT DOES

DO?

“Rise Above the Ordinary” teaches the concepts that pertain to the culinary industry.  Through this acquired knowledge, youth become charged to start a business for themselves and rise above...rise above stigmas, biases, perceptions, and any other negative labels placed on youth by society.

HOW DOES

Rise Above 
THE ORDINARY

DO IT?

“Rise Above the Ordinary” students are taught Professional knife handling and cutting, meat preparation, plate presentation,  food truck operation and management, EIN and Tax ID Registration, Culinary filed essentials and expectations, Culinary customer service and customer care, and Catering operation and management.  All instruction is reinforced through O.J.T. via That Jerk Spot (Chef K's food truck business)

OUR MISSION

TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION 

of chefs and business owners from underserved communities in the culinary and hospitality industry

Meet The Founder

Lakisha Hunter -Chef Lakisha P. Hunter is known around the culinary and restaurant industry as “Chef K.” With 30 years in the industry, it is safe to say that cooking is not only her business – it is also her passion. Chef K is a licensed and ordained elder in her church and has obtained a BA in Christian Ministries and a MA in Urban Ministries. She is
the founder and owner of That Jerk Spot LLC, a catering service and mobile food truck business, and has worked throughout Chicago public high
schools teaching culinary arts, in addition to her experience as a restaurant and hotel manager.

Born and raised in the inner city of Chicago, ...more

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Rise Above The Ordinary

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear”

~ Mark Twain

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