See if the Jumpstart Savings Program is right for you.
Culinary Artists: Savings designed for YOU!

With climbing restaurant industry sales, culinary arts professionals can make a good living doing what they love. However, the specialized equipment and supplies needed to be successful in the industry are expensive.

The Jumpstart Savings Program can help. This tax-advantaged savings account provides culinary artisans in West Virginia with a resource to save for the tools, equipment and other costs required to launch and sustain a business.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts extraordinary growth in job outlook for chefs and head cooks (by as much as 15% over the next ten years).

If you are a head cook or head chef looking to build a stronger financial foundation for your restaurant, food truck, or bakery, the Jumpstart Savings Program can help. You can save for the cost of doing business while enjoying unique state tax advantages.

Saving Made Easy

Enrolling in the Jumpstart Savings Program is easy and the application only takes about ten minutes to complete.

Step 1: Take the Quiz.
Find out if you can benefit.

Step 2: Apply for Your Jumpstart Account.
Get started in as little as 10 minutes.

Step 3: Start Saving for Your Future.
Enjoy tax-advantages while pursuing your passion.

Possible qualified expenses for restaurant owners:

  • Commercial and specialty cooking equipment
  • Tables, chairs and decor
  • Plates, cutlery and utensils
  • Bookkeeping and task-management software
  • Rental fees, building and utility costs
  • Food, beverages and ingredients
  • Permitting, licensing and marketing costs
  • Additional training costs
  • New certifications