YOCUTA – Young Culinary Talents

Monday, August 8, 2022

Learn about the YOCUTA Program and our ambition to help provide 10 million students the necessary tools they need to succeed in the culinary industry.

The YOCUTA program falls under Nestlé’s broader Nestlé Needs YOUth Initiative, whose ambition is to help ten million young people worldwide access economic opportunities by 2030. 


Nestle Canada has launched the YOCUTA program! YOCUTA stands for Young Culinary Talents, a Nestlé training program with a focus on the culinary industry. Its aim: to develop young chefs, by providing students with all the necessary tools to pursue a successful career in the culinary industry. At a time when the foodservice industry is grappling with an acute shortage of skilled culinary workers worldwide, the program provides a fresh pool of talent.  

YOCUTA Modules: 

  1. Introduction to Nestle Products and Live Cooking Demo 
  2. Barista Training 
  3. Sustainability & Food Waste 
  4. Nutrition in Food Service 
  5. Top Chef 
  6. CV & Interview Training 


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