The Tampa Bay Food Fight inaugural event puts front and center one of the main causes of homelessness: unemployment due to a lack of marketable skills.

Metropolitan Ministries’ Inside the Box Culinary Arts Program (ITB CAP) preps at-risk students in the skill of culinary arts at no cost to them.  The program is a 16 week course, made up of a cycle of 12 week-long courses.

ITB CAP students receive real life, fast-paced training from our knowledgeable chef instructor. Upon completion students receive a food handler certification and real life skills &  experience as a food preparer.

OUR GOAL THIS YEAR IS TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 100 STUDENTS AND YOU CAN HELP.

To date, ITB CAP has trained over 150 students who are employed at numerous restaurants and food service facilities in the Tampa Bay area.

You can help support the ITB Culinary Arts Program by becoming a Tampa Bay Food Fight sponsor or participate as a restaurant.