About the Class
The Western Cooking Class (WCC) is an 18-week intensive training program focusing on the general study of cooking and related culinary arts to prepare individuals for a variety of jobs with the food service industry. Coursework is centered upon current food and beverage industry standards of food preparation, cooking and plating techniques, equipment operations and maintenance, sanitation and safety, communication skills, applicable regulations, and principles of food service management.
Training course content includes
Knowledge of technical culinary terminology and overview of French, Italian, Spanish and American cuisines including history, culture, customs, etc.
Ingredient preparation of meats, seafood, vegetables and dry foods
Proper handling, measurement and usage of various spices and sauces
Knife cutting skills and techniques for cooking and presentation
Preparation of soups, stocks, hot and cold sauces
Proper handling of baking equipment and ingredients
Cooking methods such as deep-frying, braising, scalding, and steaming
Knowledge of proper hygiene, food safety standards, and kitchen safety and sanitation
Students who have completed our program currently work at Whole Foods, Sodexo, Bon Appetit, Pacific Union Club, SFUSD, General Hospital, Safeway, Lemonade and other local restaurants and establishments. Looking to hire our students? Let us know here!
Upcoming Start Date: TBD
Program Length: 18 Weeks
Class Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Language of Instruction: English
To be eligible for the Western Cooking Class, you must be:
A legal U.S. resident with authority to work in the U.S. (i.e. valid Social Security Card)
18+ years or older
ESL Level 4 or above
Looking to change professions or find employment
Fees & Funding
The total charge for the WCC program is $5,500. This amount covers the full period of attendance (18 weeks).
Qualified students can have their tuition and fees subsidized by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). Students who do not qualify for subsidies but are otherwise eligible to enroll in our programs may do so if the total charge is paid in full by the first day of the program session.
How to Apply
To apply for our upcoming Wwestern Cooking Class, please visit our office at 747 Commercial Street to complete an enrollment application. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to call us at 415-989-8224 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity Cultural Services Center
747 Commercial Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM