Reality Kitchen Nonprofit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization running a job skills training program supporting young adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer employment experiences paying a competitive wage operating a wholesale bakery and retail cafe. Our mission is to offer employment path experiences designed to nourish and inspire all learners, with and without disabilities, to thrive personally and professionally with supports and resources in a community inclusive setting. In this workplace setting, we run a retail cafe and wholesale bakery on River Road serving many and diverse local food service businesses and restaurants. We have been recognized as the alternative to sheltered workshops in Lane County and offer a unique educational experience. Through the work, we do in our bakery, our retail cafe, and the Pretzel Wagon we are modeling our alternative approach to educating and preparing these individuals to successfully realize their employment and personal independence goals. Gaining self-confidence, socialization skills, personal management in a workplace environment, as well as in the larger community is at the core of our work with those we serve.
An alternative approach to education