The Phoenix Rescue Mission helps men, women and children who are homeless, addicted and traumatized in a non-traditional way through their job training program. In the fall they will open the Mission Possible Cafe at 1516 W. Van Buren St. after men and women go trough a four months of training to learn about food service and other valuable skills.
Once opened Mission Possible Cafe will serve southwestern inspired meals with an emphasis on Mexican grilled cuisine Mon.-Fri. from 6a.m.-2p.m.
As important as the quality of food at affordable prices, employees will focus on their customer service skills.
The Mission Possible Cafe approach
The holistic approach taken by Phoenix Rescue Mission at Mission Possible Cafe focuses on more than the rehabilitation it offers, it includes job training through its vocational training program.
“Adding Mission Possible Café to Mission Cookies and Mission Catering as a training ground for our already successful Food Service Manager¹s Training program, will allow us to continue to serve our clients and help them advance,” said Jay A. Cory, President and CEO, Phoenix Rescue Mission.
Eight Month Vocational Course
After completing the first four months of food training, participants will apply what they’ve learned by working in the cafe.
The goal is to have participants take what they’ve learned as they go out in search of a job in the food service industry to help them get back on their feet.
“Clients will learn food service operations, develop leadership skills, and be prepared for successful placement in management level positions in the food service industry. We hope the community will join us for a great meal and help transform lives in the process,” said Cory.
You can stay up to date with the progress of the opening by visiting http://www.missionpossiblecafe.com/