Culinary Training Program

Looking to pursue a HOT career in the culinary field? Transform your life by learning the culinary skills and techniques needed to begin or advance your career in the foodservice industry.

About Our Programs

 

Our culinary training programs offer intensive hands-on training for new immigrants, low-income and unemployed individuals looking to obtain employment in the foodservice industry. Through our accelerated training programs, students will develop basic culinary skills and techniques, learn food industry safety standards and kitchen terminology, obtain a California food handler card, and gain job readiness training and job placement assistance. No prior industry experience is necessary.

 

All our culinary training programs are tuition-free for qualifying students as we are funded by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). Additionally, Charity Cultural Services Center (CCSC) is a non-profit organization and is licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (http://bppe.ca.gov).​

Interested and want to know more? Below are our current program offerings:

Bartending & Barista Training Class (BTC) – 10 Week Program (Due to Covid19 Please Call Us)

Upcoming Start Date: TBD

Class Times: Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 10:30AM (2 hours/day)

Program Details: Learn how to create 100+ different cocktails. Master the basics of coffee brewing. Understand bar opening & closing operations. Develop customer service skills to earn good tips. Must be 21+ years old, ESL level 6 or above. Click here for more information.

Chinese Cooking Class (CCC) – 14-Week Program (Due to Covid19 Please Call Us)

Upcoming Start Date: TBD

Class Times: Monday to Friday, 10:00AM to 1:00PM (3 hours/day)

Program Details: Learn how to create popular Chinese regional dishes, including basic sushi-making and dim sum. Hands-on training in food preparation, basic knife skills and cutting techniques, wok skills and food safety standards. Learn and practice English through our culinary ESL class. No English level requirement. Click here for more information.

Japanese Cooking Class (JCC) – 10-Week Program (Due to Covid19 Please Call Us)

Upcoming Start Date: TBD

Class Times: Two Days Per Week, 1:30PM to 5:00PM (3.5 hours/day)

Program Details: Learn how to create popular Japanese California-style dishes including various sushi rolls, tempura, sashimi, BBQ, and more. Hands-on training in food preparation, knife skills and cutting techniques, Japanese food terminology and food safety standards. ESL level 4 or above recommended. Click here for more information.

Western Cooking Class (WCC) – 14-Week Program (Due to Covid19 Please Call Us)

Upcoming Start Date: TBD

Class Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM (4 hours/day)

Program Details: Learn how to create popular Western-style breakfasts, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and more. Hands-on training in food preparation, knife skills and cutting techniques, creative plating techniques and food safety standards. Understand kitchen terminology and proper kitchen etiquette. ESL level 4 or above recommended. Click here for more information.

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