Veterans Homeless is a huge problem, and some might say even an epidemic. At Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans,  a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Denver, Colorado, we are working to solve this problem in our community through the culinary arts and veterans supporting veterans.


This is no ordinary culinary program; it is a program that supports homeless veterans and those veterans in transition with free culinary training and the camaraderie and fidelity of fellow veterans. Working together and knowing the unique needs and background of veterans have, we can support their success and reintegration into the community. Read about our mission and vision »

We are on the move and that move is to make a change!

Irving Hale Veteran Organization of the Year Award

Michael Gropper, founder of the Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans, was a recipient of the Irving Hale Veteran Organization of the Year award.

The award was presented by VFW Post 1 as part of their 121st Founders celebration.

Colorado's 244th Engineer Battalion

Michael also received recognition for outstanding service, dedication to the mission, tireless work ethic, and extreme attention to detail from the Colorado’s 244th Engineer Battalion for supporting their troops with meals.

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In Support of

Full Battle Rattle Deli

As part of the training program, participants will have the opportunity to have on-the-job training with Full Battle Rattle Deli, our catering services venture, where they will be able to apply what they have learned in the culinary program and gain further knowledge and skills which are needed to work in the foodservice industry.

Veterans Crisis Hotline

The Military Crisis Lineonline chat, and text-messaging service are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care.