New England Culinary Arts Training (NECAT) offers training, support and employment services to prepare adults to secure and retain career-ladder jobs in the growing food services industry.

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NECAT to Re-Open

In-person training resumes July 6
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NECAT Serving a Second Chance

COVID-19 Response Fund
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NECAT's Response

to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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A Catalyst for Change

New England Culinary Arts Training (NECAT) provides chronically unemployed adults with a pathway to stable, long-term employment in the food services industry through comprehensive technical and job readiness training and individualized support and employment services. We are a catalyst for social change, helping our community’s unemployed bridge the skills gap, enter the workforce and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

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Annual Students

The program was launched in October 2013 and serves roughly 210 students annually, across two locations.


Job Placement

83% of NECAT'S graduates secure culinary employment, on a career track to economic self-sufficiency.



Program graduates earn well above Boston's Living Wage, securing nearly $17 per hour, plus benefits, in their first position.

Follow the Journey

After graduation, our students go on to fulfilling and challenging careers. Hear from NECAT alumni about how our organization set them up for success in a fast-paced and growing culinary arts industry.

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Train today
to transform tomorrow

The industry is desperate for workers - there are far more jobs than cooks to fill them. With training from NECAT, you will have your pick of positions. Enroll with NECAT today to be a part of a bright future.

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