Foodservice Training

On Monday, June 1, we launched the first virtual cohort for our Foodservice Training program.  

  • The curriculum covers the first three weeks of our typical, in-person training program, and is administered through synchronous virtual meetings with instructors and case managers, as well as pre-recorded training videos and instructional materials. 
  • Students who complete the three weeks will bank their progress towards future completion of our training program when we are able to begin in-person instruction again.
    • We are planning to resume in-person training when the City of Chicago enters Phase IV of the re-opening plan. The earliest possible date for this would be June 26. 
  • During the online curriculum, students will gain instruction in kitchen and knife safety, proper sanitation practices, culinary concepts, language, and techniques.
  • All students who complete the three weeks will earn their ServSafe Food Handler certificate, giving them the ability to access jobs at any food service outlet in the State of Illinois. Paired with our career advancement services, we hope to provide students with immediate access to employment so that they can begin earning income as quickly as possible. 
    • Career Advancement services are specifically catered to the needs, interests, and work experience of each student.
      • The program covers basic professional development topics including interview skills and resume writing, utilizing videos and worksheets through the Google Classroom platform. 
  • We are offering online orientations to interested applicants on Tuesdays at 10 am and 1 pm. Interested applicants should submit an interest form through our website. 
  • Classes will begin every other Monday, with the next class planned to start on Monday, June 15.