Future Chefs believes that all young people have the right to fulfilling work and its mission is to prepare teens for successful life and work after high school. Future Chefs’ multi-year programming, grounded in positive youth development, prepares high-school aged teens for quality employment and post-secondary opportunities in the culinary field and supports them in developing transferable skills necessary for career success. Future Chefs provides culinary and soft skills training and authentic hands-on experience, working with food professionals in Boston’s high performing restaurants and food businesses. Aspiring cooks learn in an environment that promotes a growth mindset, personal responsibility and well-being. Future Chefs’ program model is based on the belief that every young person is unique and flourishes in settings that provide high expectations, opportunities to grow, and caring supportive relationships.