June 2008 Trip Details
March 5, 2008, 12:05 pm
Filed under: June '08 Trip

CulinaryCorps invites eligible culinary students and professionals to join our fifth volunteer outreach trip to New Orleans, LA and MS Gulf Coast from June 1-6, 2008.

Currently, a team of twelve cooks, culinary students and food professionals is being selected to volunteer their time and kitchen skills to food-related community projects invaluable to the area’s rebuilding efforts. Beyond our service activities, participants will be immersed in the vital culinary culture of the region. Each trip aims to provide both cultural exchange and service opportunities to cooks who believe that good food can lead to great change.

If you are a student, alumni or culinary professional who would like to transform your passion for food into an opportunity to provide support and solidarity, please apply today!

WHEN: June 1-6, 2008

WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana and MS Gulf Coast

COST: $300 (students) $375 (professionals) + Airfare (Includes: projects, most meals, most events, activities, housing (in the Xavier University Dorms) and transport in New Orleans. It is recommended that each participant brings at least $200 spending money)

REQUIREMENTS: Min. 3 months professional kitchen experience and/or culinary degree. Personal health insurance. Commitment to volunteer expectations.

HOW DOES IT WORK: Each day, CulinaryCorps lends their manpower and enthusiasm to a specific project partner. Tentative projects include: Cooking in the Camp Hope Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity’s Volunteer Housing, Headlining the Slow Food Strawberry Festival Fundraiser in Ocean Springs, MS, working with the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans and preparing lunch alongside the students of Cafe Reconcile. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn about the culinary heritage of the city through classes, lectures and tours. The most recent trips have had participants creating over 1,200 healthy meals for the residents of the recovering 9th Ward, surveying over 200 market patrons and creating healthy, balanced and seasonal meals with 40 children from the Samuel Green Charter School. For further specifics of the trip, please contact

TO APPLY: Fill out the 2008-june-culinarycorps-application.doc and return it to Your application will be reviewed in a timely fashion and if selected, you will be asked to submit a $150 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. A participant packet with the full itinerary will be e-mailed to you three weeks before the trip.



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