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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:

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

  • May 21 - June 15 
    • Orientation: Monday, May 21
    • Hiring Fair: Wednesday, June 13
    • Last Class/ServSafe Exam: Friday, June 15
  • June 25th through July 20th
    • Hiring Fair: July 18th
  • August 13th through September 7th
    • Hiring Fair: September 5th
  • September 17th through October 12th
    • Hiring Fair: October 10th

Upcoming Classes to Be Announced....


Upcoming Related Events

Monday, August 20, 2018
Hospitality Management Program Starts
Time: 7:30am
Monday, August 20, 2018
GED High School Equivalency Classes
Time: 9:00am

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From our students...

I chose EGTC because I heard through my school it was the best, because it allowed me to get my certificate and still be on time with high school.

Tyler Snow
Cosmetology Student

From our teachers...

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

Kristi Martin