CULINARY TRAINING PROGRAM2019-01-09T11:08:42+00:00


Admissions Criteria

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Minimum 18 years of age.

• Authorized to work in the US.

• Have experienced financial hardship (unemployment, underemployment, government assistance, etc.) during the last 12 months.

• Must not possess a criminal history involving arson, sexual battery or violent crimes. All other criminal activity records must be at least three years prior to application date and will then be considered on a case-by-case basis.

• Must agree to disclose and provide criminal history records.

• Must agree to a background check and drug test.

• Must be drug and alcohol-free for at least one year prior to application date and enrolled in a rehabilitation support program.

• High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred, or the ability to meet minimum aptitude requirements based on curriculum needs.

• Demonstrate an enthusiasm for and willingness to commit to the Program and distribution.

• Must have the physical ability to perform required duties as assigned, including standing for long periods of time, lifting (which may include up to 50 lbs.), bending and, on occasion, working in rooms with cool temperatures (below 40° F).

• Must be able to attend classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday for 12 consecutive weeks

Applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for the Program.

1. Completed and signed application;

2. Copy of diploma, GED certificate, or official transcripts from the highest level of education completed;

3. Copy of a valid Florida driver’s license, state of Florida or government-issued photo ID


Class 1: January 30, 2019-April 26, 2019 January 23, 2019

Class 2: May 8, 2019-July 24, 2019 May 1, 2019

*Class dates are subject to change


January 23, 2019

May 1, 2019

We encourage you to apply early as spots fill up quickly!

Once your application is received, we will:

1. Review your application;

2. Accept, wait-list, hold, or decline your application and notify you within 14 days of receipt.

Accept: If your application is accepted, you will be notified by phone and in writing regarding your enrollment date, orientation information, and next steps.

Wait List: If your application is wait-listed, your application has been accepted, however the program enrollment is full and you will be notified of the next available opening and/or approximate date of enrollment.

Hold: Incomplete applications will be placed on hold and applicants notified in writing, by phone or email, based on the applicant’s preferred method of contact. Incomplete applications will be held for 30 days, after which the applicant must submit a new application. Decline: An application may be declined for a number of reasons. Declined applicants will be notified in writing.

Click below to download application.

OR click below to apply online.

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