Culinary Quick Start

Culinary Quick Start

Want a career in the restaurant industry?

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. 

 Culinary Quick Start

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

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

Culinary Quick Start students


  • 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 Related Events

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Trades Information Night
Time: 4:00pm
Monday, August 19, 2019
GED High School Equivalency Classes
Time: 9:30am
Monday, August 19, 2019
GED High School Equivalency Classes
Time: 1:00pm

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