RICH Initiative

The Residential Integrated Culinary and Hospitality (RICH) Initiative was created to provide real world training in the thriving hospitality industry. Through our elegantly restored, ten-room, lodging facility and three event/banquet  spaces, we’ve created an ideal learning environment for students to become professionally trained in the culinary arts and hospitality services.  Through quality supervision and integrated training in our establishment that boasts an ample commercial kitchen, we train local residents to achieve higher levels of employment in any number of service oriented occupations.

We created this program to fill the need for affordable lodging for visitors to our borough and to provide students professionally certified, hands-on training with career access to ascending levels of opportunities by partnering with local hotels for future job placement. Our 1920s inspired lodging quarters, spacious event halls, professional kitchen and state of the art catering facility, all encompass 20,000 square feet.  Each year, hundreds of community residents will be professionally prepared to enter an exciting career track because of our RICH Initiative.