This April, Tao Group Hospitality Cares re-launched its work-study program with P226M, a New York City public school. The program provides hands-on career readiness training for students with autism alongside the culinary team at TAO Downtown and KultureCity. Students learn career skills such as teamwork, attention to detail in recipes, organization, and communication. Job responsibilities include preparing the ingredients for TAO Downtown’s Pork Fried Rice, Banana Pudding, and garnishes for all the beverages. The program will run through the end of the school year, and Tao Group Hospitality has committed to continuing the program in New York City while expanding the program at their venues in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and the United Kingdom.

Watch the work-study program journey here: