Lovin' Oven Work Experience
week, Lovin' Oven teens and young adults prepare chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies for sale to several local
businesses as well as to the public.
In November, the Lovin' Oven expands
its inventory to include fresh-baked holiday pies. Pumpkin, apple, and
pecan pies made to order and ready for pick up the day before
The Lovin' Oven provides additional menu items including light appetizer, luncheon, and desserts.
a week, youth volunteer their time to prepare a hot meal for the
homeless clients of Sonoma Overnight Support - taking the opportunity to
give back to the community.
A variety of classes are offered to increase culinary skill sets including:
- Lovin' Oven Culinary Academy (LOCA)
- ServSafe and Service Etiquette Class
- Knife Skills
Teens are also given the opportunity to learn about the
catering aspect of the hospitality industry including safe food-handling
practices, proper service etiquette, guest service experience,
teamwork, problem solving, articulate communication, and soft skills
(showing up on time, attitude, etc.)
Oven has provided service for notable events such as the Sonoma Valley
Fund's STARS Volunteer Event, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation's Red
and White Ball, Impact100 Sonoma's Awards Celebration, the Best Western
Sonoma Valley Inn's Olive Bash, Sonoma Overnight Support's Mother's Day
Tea, the Home Winemaker's Banquet, Transcendence Theatre Company's
Broadway Under the Stars, and TSS's annual Cowboy Cab fundraiser.