The Soups and Sweets program provides culinary training to individuals with disabilities, to help prepare them for a career in the hospitality or food industry. Training is provided by a professional chef and experienced special education instructor. Program includes: 200 hours of food service training in a production commercial kitchen, weekly work readiness classes which addresses issues such as conflict management, sexual harassment, supervision, stress management and team work. In addition the ServSafe Food Handler Course and certification exam is offered as part of the training program. Criteria to participate includes the ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to read simple recipes and perform simple fractions; appropriate hygiene and social skills; and be interested and motivated to pursue a career in the food service industry. Training is funded through Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. For information on this program, contact Barbara Abrams at

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View the wonderful report done by SNJ Today on the JFCS Special Needs Soups and Sweets Culinary Training Program by visiting here!


The Soups and Sweets program also offers a menu of delicious offerings available for purchase by the public. The delectable sweet or savory treats are great for a holiday dinner, special event, business meeting or just to add a wonderful touch to your family gathering. You can view our Full Menu.  Or, view our special Lite Menu!

To place an order, call our Catering Manager Ronni Trainor at 856-533-8090 or email