FoodWorks chef trainer teaching multiple students in the kitchen

How it Works

How This Training Program Works

We’ll Help Heat up Your New Career

Professional chefs guide students through 12 weeks of intensive culinary training, including fundamental techniques, and food safety.

Our seasoned instructors use a combination of hands-on instruction in both the kitchen and the classroom, paired with virtual reinforcement and learning through, a powerful cloud-based culinary education tool.


Interested in joining FoodWorks? We’re here to support you

We strive for each and every FoodWorks student to receive the support they deserve to reach their professional culinary goals.

Here’s a sample of some of what you can expect to receive—totally free—as a student with FoodWorks at any of our locations:

  • Weekly stipend – earn money each week, awarded directly to you via PayPal
  • Monthly transportation stipend – gas card or monthly public transportation pass
  • Weekly food boxes – packed with items you can use to practice your new culinary skills or round out your household’s shopping
  • Hygiene or self-care products
  • Uniform use – we provide your daily uniform and all laundering services
  • Chromebook to borrow – check out a Chromebook if you need one for your online lessons and studying

We cover all the supplies for your coursework:

  • A subscription to for one year, for all of your online culinary learning
  • Gear for the kitchen – pocket thermometer, chef hat, slip-resistant kitchen shoes (all yours to keep after the program ends)
  • ServSafe Manager textbook
  • ServSafe exam testing – for Food Handler and Manager’s exams

Receive individualized support along the way from case management staff:

  • Coordination with service providers and/or referrals to access resources
  • Coaching, informal counseling or conflict management
  • Goal setting and accountability
smiling black FoodWorks student chopping mushrooms

Gives You the Tools

ServSafe® Food Handler and Manager certifications, plus professional and personal skills to help you thrive.

What You’ll Learn
Chef Moe trains two FoodWorks students at the stove

Supports Your Career Goals

We’ll help you find full-time work, then make sure your growth stays on track for a lifetime of success.

Where You’ll Thrive
FoodWorks students cater an event

Getting You Hired

We really do have your back when it comes to resources.

Job Resources

Make FoodWorks Work for You

Whether you are a prospective student interested in changing your life or an employer looking for your next kitchen superstar, FoodWorks has you covered!