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Culinary Training

Culinary Training

Accelerated Job Training

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Forest Park | Off-Site

St. Louis Community College, in partnership with Propel Kitchens, is offering a no-cost, 16-week training program for those interested in a career in the food services industry.

Program Contact

Lesley English-Abram





Apply Now for Culinary Training

No-fee, high-value training.

This program is grant-funded and is no cost to students. Students will receive a weekly stipend while in training.

Start your food services career today.

St. Louis Community College and Propel Kitchens are partnering together to prepare students for entry-level employment in a food service environment. Our students achieve transferable skills and acquire better quality culinary opportunities for every role they explore.

The curriculum covers:

  • Basic sanitation
  • Product and equipment identification
  • Stewarding operations
  • Cooking prepared foods
  • Grill and fast-food preparation
  • Cold food preparation
  • Baking

In just 16 weeks, earn valuable certifications for your career in food services.

This specialized training concentrates on specific areas needed by entry-level food service operations employees. A 100-hour workplace learning experience further reinforces academic foundations in a supervised culinary environment.

Our Culinary Training Program is designed for those who have an interest, or who may have had previous work experience in, the culinary field at any level. It elevates the knowledge of those with previous experience while also catering to the novice who has little to no previous experience.

Industry Certifications:

  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • American Culinary Federation (ACF) – Certified Fundamental Cook (CFC)

Employment Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the program will be given the opportunity to obtain full-time employment with competitive market wages from Bon Appetit and other commercial food operators.


Class Information

Next class starts February 21, 2023

16 weeks, Mon.-Fri., 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Forest Park Campus and Propel Kitchens

Future classes: summer and fall 2023



To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet these prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Want to stay in-the-know as new class offerings become available?

Click here acceleratedjobtraining@stlcc.edu to add your name and email address to our distribution list. At the beginning of each month, you'll receive an emailed list of upcoming accelerated training programs. Easily unsubscribe at any time.

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