We are now accepting applications for our January 2016 class!

Download the application here: CHOPS APPLICATION

Know someone who could benefit from CHOPS? Download the flyer here: CHOPS flyer

CHOPS (Culinary & Hospitality Operatives Prepared to Serve)

The CHOPS program of Palmetto Works is an 8 month program designed to teach basic culinary skills as well as social, financial and other life skills to returning citizens of Horry County.  The program consists of an 8 week intensive culinary training program and a 6 month paid internship at a local restaurant. The CHOPS program is designed to be a holistic, integrated program that will be individualized to each participant to encourage their ultimate success.

CHOPS uses social entrepreneurship to transforms lives and communities.The program is designed to prepare returning citizens with the necessary culinary skills, service attitude, business acumen, and personal and professional motivation to enter the booming hospitality industry along the Grand Strand.


Success Model

If you have questions or would like to volunteer please contact us today!

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