Through culinary arts training, Culinary Creations changes lives one dessert at a time.
Many of our children have suffered from abuse, trauma, depression, and many other problems. Oak Grove is committed to helping these children overcome their problems so they can become productive, responsible adults. Since 2013, our youth have worked with Robin McCoy, Director of Culinary Programs and Executive Pastry Chef. We have found that as our at-risk youth experience the power of the Culinary Arts and hospitality, amazing things can happen including:
- Greater confidence and self-esteem
- Freedom in self-expression
- Positively connecting with others
We have expanded this program employing our at-risk youth and special-needs individuals right here at Culinary Creations.
Our Culinary Arts Program includes:
- Pastry Preparation
- Customer Service
- Barista Skills
When our students complete the program, they have an employable skill set.
You are important to us and we appreciate your financial support. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of the youth and families we serve. As a non-profit organization, donations help keep our youth in training and our doors open. Each gift is tax deductible and goes directly to the Culinary Arts program. We have a number of ways to give whether it be one time, monthly or becoming a Patron of the Culinary Arts, every dollar counts.
Our Culinary Arts program is a comprehensive apprentice-level educational experience. The monthly tuition for each student, is approximately $125 beginning level and $250 for more intermediate hands on experience with mentoring from Robin Mc Coy Executive Pastry Chef and Director of Culinary Instruction. Your financial support allows our youth to continue with their training and pursue a culinary career.
Our Culinary Arts Patrons are true muses. Their contributions inspire, empower and transform lives. If you are interested in becoming a Patron, contact Tammy Wilson, CEO, at TammyW@oakgrovecenter.org
Bernard L. Truax, II (Bernie) and A.J. Truax
Bernie and his wife AJ have called the Temecula Valley home since the early 1990’s. Bernie, a developer by profession, is committed to revitalizing Old Town Temecula and The Truax Building was his first installment. He and AJ’s passion and appreciation for the arts is not passive, but rather, demonstrated by their ongoing support of Oak Grove Culinary Creations, The Temecula Valley Symphony and the City of Temecula’s First Friday Art Exhibit.
We are looking for experienced hospitality, food service or retail individuals to assist with our in-store customer experience. If you have a few hours a week to share and are interested in volunteering, let us know. We are always looking for an extra pair of giving hands.