The Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut in New Milford will hold its annual gala March 19.

Festivities will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Whittlesey Avenue.

The school was established in 2007 to provide unemployed and underemployed men and women 18 and older with the skills they need to find jobs with career paths in the food service industry.

Instructed by Chef Blythe Roberts, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, students learn a range of cooking techniques in a full-scale kitchen.

The school also arranges internships for all students, trains them in the life skills necessary to getting and keeping a job and assists with job placement.

Additionally, the meals students prepare are distributed to those in need through the New Milford Food Bank.

Tuition is free for qualifying candidates.

For more information about the school or the gala, call Dawn Hammacott at 203-512-5791.