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Job Resources

Job opportunities change often in the fast-paced culinary world. Please reach out to a FoodWorks team member who will help with job resources.

Regine Lafontant

“I started this program because I wanted to become a chef and gain hands-on experience. What I love most about cooking is the creativity involved— experimenting with different ingredients and flavors.”

Regine Lafontant Baltimore County, Class 41
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Meets You Where You Are

Ready to get to work? We’ll help you overcome any barriers to your success.

How it Works
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Gives You the Tools

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

What You’ll Learn
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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
Tiffany Moorman

“FoodWorks’ life lessons… taught me how to manage working with others in the kitchen. I would tell [future students] that they’ll never regret enrolling. The knowledge they’ll gain, and certificates they earn, can lead to working for yourself.”

Tiffany Moorman Wor-Wic, Class 5

Spicing up Any Kitchen

Equipped with everything from basic knife handling skills and recipe-scaling to mastery of safe food-handling techniques and flavor profiles, FoodWorks graduates are uniquely positioned to succeed in all culinary and hospitality settings.

The professional chefs that have emerged from FoodWorks have thrived in local hospitality settings such as Guinness and the Baltimore Convention Center, as well as making a difference in the Baltimore County Public School system, and right here at FoodWorks.

Joe Rodriguez in FoodWorks class

Joe Rodriguez


Graduate Profile

“A chef from FoodWorks did a demo at my school about quinoa. As he was cooking, and talking about the versatility of FoodWorks, I was hooked on the idea that I could be just like him.”

That was Chef Joe Rodriguez shared when asked about the moment he knew FoodWorks was his future.

At the time, Rodriguez was nearing the end of high school. His family didn’t have a lot of money, and the thought of them going further into debt scared him. Joe enrolled in Class 33, graduating in October 2019.

Shortly following graduation, he began his career at Guinness Open Gate Brewery. As many new employees do, Rodriguez began by preparing simple “bar food,” and doing prep work, but his supervisor saw greater potential.

“Joe came to us with solid teamwork and leadership skills. He is the type of peer that leads his team with his head and his heart, and his versatility makes him invaluable around here,” said Josh Toney, Sous Chef, Guinness.

Helpful Resources

Refer a Friend

Know someone with a passion for cooking and is looking to move forward financially?

Job Resource for Grads

FoodWorks is only successful when you are. We’ll help keep you employed.

Upcoming Events

From job fairs to cooking demos and more, FoodWorks is always cooking something up.

The first ingredient in a successful culinary career is… YOU!