The Culinary Apprenticeship Certificate is an intensive program designed for aspiring culinary professionals with a passion for food who want something more than the traditional classroom-based culinary education program. Students work hands-on in the kitchen with a team of accomplished professional chefs who will provide the tools needed to succeed in the restaurant, hospitality and catering industries. Apprenticeship venues include fine dining restaurants, top tier hotels and high-end caterers. Approximately 15 hours a week will be scheduled in addition to classroom time.
Course fee includes classroom instruction, textbook, workbook, apprenticeship placement, and chef's coat. Additional costs for students include chef's pants, slip-resistant shoes, transportation cost to and from apprenticeship sites, and your own knives. You will receive more information about these additional costs upon acceptance into the program.
This program is now eligible for VA Education Benefits.
Successful Completion Requirements: In order to be eligible to receive the program certificate upon completion of the program, students are required to:
- Attend 80% of all classes
- Complete 120 hours classroom work
- Serve 100% of the 420 apprenticeship hours
- Complete the 8-hour ServeSafe® course
- Complete 100% of the competency skills checklist
- Pass the final skills test
Learn more about the Culinary Apprenticeship.
Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent. Complete the Basic Skills Assessment and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required.
Students are also required to pass a background check and drug screening, sign a waiver of liability and show proof of health insurance.
The Basic Skills Assessment & Program Application are located online.
Click here for the Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application instructions.