Culinary Quick Start : Emily Griffith Technical College

Culinary Quick Start

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

Students can now attend Culinary Quick Start classes in person! Classes will be held at 1860 Lincoln Street on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 pm to 7pm. In addition, virtual classes are being conducted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:30-7:00pm. (In person classes are limited to a maximum of 12 students per night.)

In-person classes will be filmed so that students can also watch the sessions virtually.

No cost to students. No experience required.

Ready to get started in the culinary industry? Get your foot in the door with our fast, no-cost Culinary Quick Start program. 

In our fast-track training program you’ll learn knife skills, learn cooking fundamentals, become ServSafe certified, and more. Train in our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and be ready to get a job in just three weeks. 

We also offer iBest training for language support if English is not your first language. 

What can I do after completing the Culinary Quick Start program?

With Culinary Quick Start, you’ll be qualified to work as a prep or line cook. Plus, the program ends with a hiring fair featuring opportunities available with some of the best restaurants and culinary companies in Colorado. 

Course Topics:

  • 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 Human Resources:
    • What hiring chefs are looking for in candidates
    • Career Pathways

Employers: If you’re interested in signing up for our next hiring fair click here.

EMILY’S STORIES


Helen won a Teacher's Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC's Chef's Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel.

Helen Lee was born in China and grew up in Vietnam before moving to the United States. She came to Emily Griffith after the medical supply company she worked for here in Denver moved to Mexico. 

With the help of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, she was able to take English classes at Emily Griffith, and improve her English skills. But Helen didn’t stop there! She made a plan to pursue technical training so she could get a job of her choosing, and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, and the Professional Baking program soon after that. 

In March, Helen completed her Culinary Arts training and she is now just a month away from finishing the Professional Baking training, too. She loves the freedom and creativity that baking brings, and enjoys working in the bakery department at Village Inn, where she started in January, because they respect her and appreciate her skills. 

Helen says she is determined to complete everything she puts her mind to, and even though learning can be hard, she will never give up! One day, Helen hopes to work in a place where she can teach others what she knows.

Helen won a Teacher’s Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC’s Chef’s Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel. Congratulations Helen! 

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