Starfish Café

The Starfish Café is a quaint eatery in Bay St. Louis, MS that has become a favorite with the locals. It is a nonprofit organization which offers a 20-week experiential learning program to students between the ages of 18 and 30 who receive free hands-on training in restaurant, job, and life skills.

The courses include:

  • Preparing dressings, sauces, soups, and bread from scratch
  • Preparing sandwiches, salads, appetizers
  • Serving / waiting tables
  • Life Coaching
  • Anger Management courses
  • Writing workshops
  • Financial literacy
  • Other enriching lessons offered by the program and community members

Expenses and Rewards

The hard costs for each student training is $4,000 which covers expenses for:

  • Uniforms
  • Course Books / Materials
  • Required Drug Testing
  • Meals during training hours
  • ServeSafe Examination Fee
  • $100 each week, placed in an escrow account for disbursement in the year following graduation of the program

They can be found on Facebook: Starfish Cafe on Facebook