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Industry Demand: 

  • Build your career in Metro Denver's thriving restaurant industry! 
  • Hundreds of immediate openings for line and prep cooks in professional kitchens
  • Demand is expected to continue to increase by 32% in the next 10 years 

Program Overview: 

  • Free, 4-week fast track training program that prepares you to enter the restaurant industry as an experienced line cook or prep cook
  • Includes a hiring fair where you have the opportunity to get hired by some of the best restaurants in the industry 
  • Earn your ServSafe Certification 
  • Class meets Monday through Friday, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm for a total of 80 hours 


  • Emily Griffith Technical College, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203


  • No cost to participants 


  • Legally able to work in the U.S.
  • No previous restaurant experience required 


  • Kitchen 101 Vocabulary 
  • Kitchen Workplace Safety 
  • Food Safety 
  • Knife Skills & Safety 
  • Recipe Reading & Conversions
  • Prep & Production 
  • Cooking Methods 
  • Ingredient Identification
  • Emulsifications
  • Vegetable Prep & Production
  • Fruit Prep & Production 
  • Temperature Danger Zone
  • Basic Sauces
  • Mother Sauces 
  • ServSafe Certification Prep 
  • Career Services Workshop: Hiring Fair Prep
    • Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Networking
  • Industry HR:
    • What hiring chef's are looking for in candidates
    • Career Pathways

Upcoming Start Dates:

  • October 23 - November 17 
    • Orientation: Monday, October 23
    • Hiring Fair: Tuesday, November 14
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, November 17
  • November 27 - December 22 
    • Orientation: Monday, November 27
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, December 20
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, December 22
  • January 2 - January 26 
    • Orientation: Tuesday, January 2
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, January 24
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, January 26
  • February 5 - March 2
    • Orientation: Monday, February 5
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, February 28/li>
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, March 2
  • March 12 - April 6 
    • Orientation: Monday, March 12
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, April 4
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, April 6
  • April 16 - May 11 
    • Orientation: Monday, April 16
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, May 9
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, May 11
  • May 21 - June 15 
    • Orientation: Monday, May 21
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, June 13
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, June 15


Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2018!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2018!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, June 1, 2018
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 10:00am

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Emily Griffith has helped me to apply for grants and with financial assistance, they have helped me enroll for all the classes needed to obtain the certificates needed for the field.

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