Culinary Quick Start : Emily Griffith Technical College

Culinary Quick Start

  • Classes are held virtually 4 nights per week for 3 weeks
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Due to Covid-19 we can only allow two students per night to attend classes in-person + a guest chef.
  • The classes are filmed live –  students watch the broadcast via Zoom and interact with the professional chefs/instructors throughout the class sessions.
  • The classes are filmed, produced and broadcasted from The Modern Eater – Studio Kitchen Colorado.

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. 

This program is offered at NO – COST.  There are no academic requirements, fees, books, or payments required.  Please call us at 720-423-4700 with any questions.

You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access to participate.

If you’re looking for Culinary courses that begin after 5/10/21, please visit our Culinary Arts page.

Recruiter Julia Montijo spoke with the Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce about our Culinary Quick Start program and other opportunities at Emily Griffith! Check it out.

Follow these steps to get enrolled now!

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 Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

Gabriella Montes has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. She moved to Colorado when she was 11 from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. When one of her brothers got sick a few years ago, she gave him one of her kidneys. “Helping him then and in the future is one of my biggest motivations for becoming an LPN,” explains Gabriella. 

She has been working in healthcare in a variety of roles. She completed training in Medical Bilingual Assisting with Pima Medical Institute as well as Nurse Assisting with Lutheran Family Services. She has work experience as a bilingual Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist, and she currently works as a CNA. But she still wanted to become a full-fledged nurse. 

A friend recommended the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, but she needed some help with the reading and math tests. So she took classes in our Adult Education program. 

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

There’s also a special place called the Student Success Center where everybody can study. That’s where she goes to study extra hours before class starts.

Gabriella recently passed the math test to get into the LPN program thanks to the help she received through the Adult Education program. She says it has been challenging to balance work, family, and school but she says, “It’s not easy but with time and dedication, you can do it!” 

Her advice to other students? “Don’t let anyone stop you!” 

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