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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:

  • 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 Classes to Be Announced....


Upcoming Related Events

Saturday, May 26, 2018
GED Classes Start
Time: 8:00am
Friday, June 1, 2018
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 10:00am
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Water Quality Management Classes Start
Time: 1:00pm

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