ProStart Culinary Arts Training

Turn Your Love of Cooking into a Job that Pays!

SDC and HeartLove Place offer the ProStart Culinary Program throughout the year. This program prepares you with the skills and training to begin an entry level careers i the food service and hospitality industry.

ProStart Culinary training is focused on adults that have had employment challenges, have been incarcerated, are impoverished or face other circumstances resulting in difficulty finding employment and those who want to take their love of the kitchen to a professional level. Those wishing to participate must be age 18 and over.

In addition to learning basic food safety and culinary skills, students will engage in a job readiness curriculum and learn about resume writing, interviewing, dress, telephone etiquette, the do's and don'ts of social media and more.

Upcoming classes begin May 7 and August 24.

SDC will provide job readiness workshops, assist with job placement, and provide supportive services to students.

The program is 400 hours and includes:

14 weeks of ProStart training curriculum (approved by National Restaurant Association)

  • Job Readiness Curriculum (10 weeks)
  • Hands on culinary workshops
  • ProStart examination
  • ServSafe examination
  • Food Services Practicum
    • Food Safety procedures
    • Career exploration in Food Services
    • Guest Speakers
    • Proper Cutting techniques

Learn more about ProStart at one of our Information Sessions. Attendance at ONE of the sessions is MANDATROY prior to the start of the course.


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