Training / Education

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"Cura makes a concentrated effort to provide ongoing education to their employees and encourages professional growth. They give thoughtful attention to recognizing their employees, and the Cura Directors are key participants of the Phoebe Ministries Leadership Development team."

Lisa Fichera

Executive Vice President – Administration and Health Care Services

Phoebe Ministries

Training / Education

Cura Hospitality is committed to creating engaged employees, happier guests and, just as important, an excellent dining experience. By encouraging our team members to continue their education through such programs as the Cura Culinary College, Cura Service College and Cura HR College, we are able to do just that.

Dining services team members participating in these Cura-sponsored training "colleges" benefit from individualized training and career development skill sessions that feature hands-on training, lecture-based classes and real-life experiences. A full training calendar, featuring over 50 additional training courses, offers our managers and hourly team members countless opportunities for personal and professional growth and development, such as:

  • Basic Nutrition and Wellness for Today's Customer
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Puree Creations training
  • Smile Plus (Delivering Hospitality Excellence)
  • Situational Leadership
  • Business Etiquette
  • ServSafe®

Personal Development Plans are developed and followed for each employee to ensure their personal and professional goals are supported through ongoing training.

Cura's training practices have earned us national recognition as one of Training Magazine's "Top 125 Award" winners. We were also honored with the 2010 "People Do Matter Award". Presented by the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, the award recognizes regional employers implementing exceptional people practices. Cura's distinction was earned in the "Learning and Development" category for the Supervisor Certification Program, a leadership experience that has graduated over 200 hourly team members since its inception.