Introducing "Just Bakery"

Madison Urban Ministry, in conjunction with the FEED Kitchen, launched its newest re-entry initiative: Just Bakery. “Just Bakery” is a vocational and employment training program designed to meet the needs of men and women returning to the community after incarceration. “Just Bakery” works with people who are interested in a career in the culinary arts and baking, teaching them the skills they need to work in a commercial kitchen. Students receive classroom as well as hands-on vocational training. The students will be creating a line of artisan breads which will be for sale in the community. Proceeds will be used to expand and support the program. Students assist in the creation of the product as well as its delivery, marketing and sales. Currently there are 13 students enrolled and half have already passed their ServSafe certification exam.

On January 26, we will celebrate this ministry of MUM. Participants of “Just Bakery” will bring samples of their delicious breads to church. Please stop by their table to sample the wonderful textures and flavors of their artisan breads and to learn more about this exciting new program.

Also....this program is looking for Mentors. This is a wonderful opportunity to support this new program. Mentors will help mentees process their new expectations, problem solve and talk through challenges on the job. Volunteer training and support will be provided by Madison Urban Ministry staff. Mentorships will last 6-12 months based on the needs of the participant. Mentors do not need food service or baking experience, just a successful work history themselves and the willingness to help someone else be successful in their job. For more information about volunteering as a mentor with “Just Bakery” please contact Linda Ketcham at


Posted on January 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm in Featured.

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