Youth Culinary Restaurants

Youth Culinary Restaurants

From Jacob's Heritage Foundation

YCR: a soul food restaurant with a youth work force presenting food to nutritional deprived communities known as food deserts. Please become a supporter to follow our progress.

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Project summary: The aim of the project is to develop and train a quality group of teens to be productive in their community and transition youth into members of leadership in the workforce of Culinary Arts and restaurant operations. The project also aims to train & develop adult/youth partnerships and job created atmospheres for our youth. 


Youth Culinary Restaurants is a locally owned healthy soul food outlet that will be positioned as an regional franchise through our creative approach with our company's brand, image and knowledge-base presentations. Youth Culinary Restaurants will provide a combination of excellent, natural and unrefined food at moderate pricing. 

Youth Culinary Restaurants is the answer to an increasing demand of unhealthy living publicized by healthcare advocates. In today's highly competitive environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide food to the public in its natural grown state. 

YCR sells healthy soul food entrees that maintains nutritional value and use a integration of unrefined products, ingredients, herbs, spices and seasonings.  For YCR, our focus is keeping soul food natural as possible. We are creative with presenting signature items to the public and diligent with training our youth to present themselves as a frontline work force to our cause. Our outlets also provides excellent and friendly customer service to support a fun and energetic youthful environment.

Today's food manufactures along with the FDA has flooded the markets with refined foods full of additives and preservatives that is causing a host of illness conditions in our society. Our main priority is to establish awareness in the choices of food we consume and to plainly present those food options to the people we love and cherish.

Additional, we have a dying generation of youth to consider. Giving the violence that have plague our youth, we honor them with non-violent strategies like workforce development in the food industry with a knowledge-base healthy living environment for their personal longevity.

Mission: To establish a presence as a successful healthy and knowledge-based establishment and gain a substantial market share in the restaurant industry. To make Youth Culinary Restaurants a go to spot for work force training and development. To expand into a number of outlets by year two and hire youth to decrease unemployment among youth.

Objectives: Our main objective is to be one of the best healthy soul food outlets in Chicago. We strive to be a premier local healthy soul food brand in the local marketplace. We want our customers to have the total body and mind experience with health when visiting our outlets.

Keys to Success: To succeed in this business we must: 

Create a unique, innovative, entertaining menu that will differentiate us from the rest of the competition. 

Control costs at all times in all areas and implement a conservative approach to new openings. 

Establish a multitude of community gardens where our product supplication is fruit, vegetable, herbs and spices. 

 Establish a organic sourcing list of food manufactures

IRS paperwork / Guidestar Approved

Work Force Development Proposal For Youth

Youth Culinary Restaurant Business Plan

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