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Your financial contribution ensures future students can continue to benefit from this program at no charge.  Your tax deductible donation is made to the Emily Griffith Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit that supports the education of Emily Griffith Technical College students.  When making your contribution, please indicate that the donation is in support of Culinary Quick Start.  Thank you.



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:

Enrollment begins 30 days prior to the start date of each class. 

  • October 22nd through November 16th
    • Hiring Fair: November 14th
  • November 26th through December 21st
    • Hiring Fair: December 19th

Upcoming Classes to Be Announced....



Upcoming Related Events

Monday, October 15, 2018
New GIS Classes Begin
Time: 7:30am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Massage Therapy Program Starts
Time: 7:30am

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