Training Program

Crumb Together Bakery is a social enterprise for adults with disabilities. The program teaches skills that will enable its participants to qualify for a job in  the bakery & food service industry.  Participants who complete all the required training  will be eligible to take the  exam to receive ServSafe Certification, the Connecticut certificate for food handling & safety.
​This program is tailored for independent adults with special needs who do not require a 1-on-1 assistance.

Location: Licensed, Catering kitchen located at Beth Israel  - Chabad 40 King Street, Norwalk
Fee:  $990  

Duration: Semester, 16 weeks. At the conclusion of each semester bakers will have the option to continue training  in our bakery or pursue employment options.
Dates and Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9:30am -12:00pm
Participants of the Bakery will acquire and develop these skills:

Baking Skills

  • Measuring and pouring

  • Identification and correct use of ingredients and equipment

  • Following a recipe

  • Kneading and rolling out dough

  • Shaping  and  Braiding 

  • Pre-heating and using an oven

  • Using a scale for accurate weights

Business Skills

  • Marketing a product

  • Sales to local business and individual buyers

  • Packaging

  • Deliveries 

Life Skills

  • Kitchen Safety
  • Proper food handling and storage
  • Hand washing
  • Time management
  • Scheduling
  • Hygiene
  • Cleaning up after oneself

Social Skills

  • Communicating in a job environment
  • Learning about job etiquette
  • Delegation of tasks
  • Group work