The Arc of Monroe offers several Employment Readiness Services that provide various hands-on educational opportunities to prepare people with intellectual or developmental disabilities for competitive/community employment.

Culinary Career Prep is designed for people who are interested in preparing for a career in food service or related industries. The program takes place at ArcDeli, a full service cafeteria and catering business, operated by the Arc of Monroe County and located in the Canal Side Business Center and in other local workplace cafeterias including eHealth Technologies and the Golisano Autism Center.

woman putting cookies in the oven

at the Arc Deli and eHealth Technologies

Key Components:

Receive training on using a variety of cafeteria equipment

Assist with daily operations at ArcDeli including food preparation, customer service, cleaning and operations

Participate in small group classes to learn job readiness and vocational skills

Goal is to be prepared for individualized community employment


Must be 21 or older

OPWDD eligible and HCBS Waiver enrolled

Capable of working in a 1:8 staff participant ratio

Ability to self-medicate

To learn more about this service, contact the Community Outreach Coordinator at (585) 672-2222 or fill out the form below.


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woman making sandwiches at the deli
man making sandwiches at the arc deli
women making pizza and cookies at the deli