The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas

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In just over 18 days, the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas has created and launched an Emergency Food Assistance Program to provide free healthy food to thousands of Las Vegas residents and their families. We're prepared to serve thousands more, but we need your help.

Community food banks and distribution sites throughout the Valley are overwhelmed with families seeking help during this unprecedented public health crisis. CALV is leveraging our own dollars with public and private support to alleviate demand on existing food banks by servicing displaced union workers from the industry that powers our Las Vegas community.

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 The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas (CALV) is the country’s leading nonprofit culinary and hospitality training institute. CALV’s mission is to train people for successful hospitality careers in Las Vegas. CALV’s vision is to reduce poverty and eliminate unemployment by providing employability and vocational skills to youth, adults, and displaced workers. 

CALV is partnered with the Culinary Union Local 226, the Bartenders Union Local 165, and 35 premier Las Vegas Strip properties. CALV is licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education and has trained more than 55,000 students since inception in 1993. 

CALV offers 12 different classes. Its innovative campus simulates real-world scenarios that students will face on the job. CALV’s two supporting brands, Westside Bistro, a full-service restaurant, and Culinary Arts Catering, a professional catering service, offer hands-on experience for our students to further prepare them for the Las Vegas hospitality industry. 


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