Common Table works to reduce poverty in the community through job training. This organization provides training in the culinary arts to those who face barriers to employment, empowering them to achieve success in their careers and personal lives. During the eight-week program, students learn the basics of working in the food service industry and obtain Louisville Metro Food Service Manager’s Certification. Common Table has an 81% job placement rate and graduates have been hired at the Omni, Collegiate, Eddie Merlot’s, Masterson’s, Levy and Kroger. Common Table offers box lunch catering a recurring 6-week soup and bread subscription, and skills are refined through experiential learning in the Common Table kitchen as students prepare food for catering orders. All revenue generated through catering sales supports the training program.