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Stone’s Throw

Stone’s Throw culinary training empowers people overcoming challenges to change their lives through job readiness training & skills development opportunities.

Stone’s Throw is a 12-week, two-tier training program supported by the Alaska Mental Health Trust, the Rasmuson Foundation, Tanana Chiefs Conference, the Department of Labor, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Adult Learning Programs of Alaska.

Stones Throw Culinary Job Training Program, Fairbanks, Alaska

Teaching Critical Success Skills

Stone’s Throw recognizes that education is critical to career development. The program focuses on culinary technical skills, food safety training, & “life skills” such as interpersonal interaction & coachability, which are necessary for success in the workforce.

Along with the technical skills of success, Stone’s Throw teaches “soft skills” essential to obtaining and maintaining employment.

Still have questions or just want to talk to someone? Here’s how you can learn more about the program:

The Stone’s Throw has an open house at noon on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month to introduce interested applicants to the program. The open house is at the Bread Line Inc., 507 Gaffney Road – the home of Stone Soup Cafe and Stone’s Throw.

Contact us by calling 452-1974, or fill out the “Contact Chef Instructor” form.

You can also submit an application and someone will be in contact with you within 10 days.

Contact Chef Instructors

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Stone's Throw, Fairbanks, Alaska
Stone's Throw participants in Fairbanks, Alaska

Chef Instructors

Danielle Flaherty

Danielle Flaherty

Program Manager

Danielle Flaherty received her culinary degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Through her work with the UAF Cooperative Extension Service she has partnered with Alaska Farm to School and other related programs on a variety of projects aimed at getting Alaskan food into Alaskan schools. Her original recipes are being used in school kitchens throughout the state.  Danielle recently joined the team at The Bread Line as the Program Manager for Stone’s Throw – she is excited to continue working toward food security for all Alaskans.

Sara Sedriks

Sara Sedriks

Chef Instructor

Liann Peryea

Liann Peryea

Production Chef

Liann has 15 years experience in the food service industry and has been an avid home cook all her life. After graduating Stone’s Throw in December 2015, she went on to work with the Chartwell Team at UAF. She also has been involved in several high profile local food event such as Arctic Science Summit Week 2016, Arctic Interchange 2017, and Sotomayor 2016. She now leads the Fairbanks Summer Food Program through Stone Soup and is the Production Chef for the Stone’s Throw Program.