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Serving Time Cafe In Utah provides Inmate Job Training
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The Serving Time Cafe is operated by Utah Correctional Industries and is located next to the Utah State Prison. The cafe openedServing Time Cafe on December 7, 2009. The employees are a combination of inmate employees and staff.

Many of the female inmates who work in the cafe have earned vocational certificates in culinary arts through Davis Applied Technology College. They are involved in most facets of running the restaurant. Inmates create the menu, order supplies, wash dishes, cook, and serve the food. Working at the cafe provides them with experience working in a restaurant as well as the skills needed to hold down a job in the real world. Inmates who work in the cafe must show up for work on time and be friendly to customers. It gives them an opportunity to develop and practice interpersonal and communication skills. This type of program is designed to provide inmates a smooth transition back into the community.

To read more about the cafe:

Serving Time Cafe Provides Both Good Eats and Inmate Job Training by Andy Iacona




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Posted Tue, Jan 5 2016 4:00 PM by Elizabeth
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