As the need for skilled culinary professionals grows, now is the time for area restaurants to cultivate tomorrow’s chefs. Through First Coast Technical College’s apprenticeship program, your business can provide hands-on culinary expertise in your own kitchen.
Only through repetitive practice coupled with education can one truly become proficient in the culinary arts. Apprenticeship gives foodservice employees the opportunity to master skills in the FCTC classroom and on-the-job under the direction of a qualified chef to obtain professional certification from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
I only wish more area restaurants would participate to help the program grow; for giving back to the next generation is what we should all strive to do.
Available to individuals at least 18 years of age, a high-school graduate or equivalent, the selection, employment and training of apprentices are without discrimination of race, color, religion, national origin, or gender.
Apprentices gain management and supervisory knowledge; develop basic principles of nutrition, food/beverage composition; understand requirements for proper food handling, sanitation and hygiene; and acquire a professional work ethic necessary for success in the hospitality industry.
Apprenticeship takes approximately two years to complete and prepares one for ACF certified culinarian (CC) or certified sous chef (CSC) status. Enrollment now accepted.
For info contact Anthony Lowman, 904.547.3323, Anthony.Lowman@fctc.edu