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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 

Location: 

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

Cost: 

  • No cost to participants 

Requirements: 

  • 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:

  • August 14 - September 8 
    • Orientation: Monday, August 14
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, September 6
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, September 8
  • September 18 - October 13 
    • Orientation: Monday, September 18
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, October 11
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, October 13
  • October 23 - November 17 
    • Orientation: Monday, October 23
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, November 15
    • 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

 

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From our students...

Emily Griffith offers the most in-depth education as far as water and water quality is concerned. Water is one of the best careers to get into if you want to make a difference in the world.

Mark Bickford
Water Quality Management Student

From our teachers...

I love when students return and tell me how much they appreciated the program and what they learned.

Kristi Martin
Faculty