Culinary Quick Start is a fast-track training program that prepares students to enter the workforce as a qualified prep or line cook. In just 4 weeks, students develop knife skills, learn cooking fundamentals, become Servsafe certified, and attend a hiring fair featuring opportunities available with some of the best restaurants and culinary companies in Denver. We also offer the iBest training model for language support and ESL. 

Apply today to be on your way to a new career in a fast growing industry! 

  • NO COST to participants
  • Must be legally able to work in the U.S. to be eligible
  • No previous restaurant experience required

Class Date Days Time Hiring Fair Date
3/18/19 - 4/12/19 Monday-Friday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 4/10/19
4/22/19 - 5/17/19 Monday-Friday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 5/15/19

*All classes take place at the Emily Griffith Technical College main campus, located at 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203.


Katherine Kirwan (Recruiter),, 303-909-4585

Barbara Lindsay,, 720-423-4721

 Students: Apply Now     Si Hablas Español: Curso Culinario Intensivo   

Employers: Register for Hiring Fair Guest Chefs: Sign Up Here 

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Interested in supporting the Culinary Quick Start program?

By donating to the Emily Griffith Foundation and specifying you wish your donation go to the Culinary Quick Start program, you can help us keep this program free for students and help cover other costs of the program! 

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.

Just click on the donate button below! 



  • 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

 Other Resources WAA 


Upcoming Related Events

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2019!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2019!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm

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