COMMUNITY UPDATE: Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, Kula Cafe will be closed until further notice. The staff has been repositioned to help support IFN’s Nutrition/Meals on Wheels program.


Hospitality Training Program

The Kula Café Hospitality Training program was founded by Interfaith Neighbors, Inc. in 2013.  The program was designed as a social enterprise to address the high unemployment rate and lack of workforce training available in the Asbury Park area.  With a booming restaurant scene on the east side of the city, the Kula Café program provides the necessary training to help our community members compete in this growing job market.

Participants complete a comprehensive training program which combines classroom training with hands-on-work skills to prepare young adults for a career in the hospitality industry.  Participants are trained to perform in all different positions in the cafe, allowing them to explore the different jobs available in the restaurant industry.  The program offers participants the opportunity to earn an income while gaining valuable work experience.

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The Interfaith Neighbors Network