We work with the NYC Food and Beverage Industry Partnership, the City's food service industry partnership, to offer no-cost training programs for jobs in the food services and hospitality field. We engage employers, educational institutions, training providers, and other partners to design training programs that provide viable food services and hospitality career opportunities for New Yorkers.
First Course NYC is not a cooking class - this program is for eligible New Yorkers who are passionate about starting their career in a restaurant kitchen, and are willing and able to commit to full-time training and employment. Eight weeks of intensive fundamentals training will prepare you to be hired as a paid, full-time employee in a restaurant kitchen where you will work, earn, and continue to learn. The program team and restaurant supervisors will offer the support and guidance you need to help overcome challenges to success.
Students who prove to their employer they are a dedicated, dependable employee will advance to become a permanent employee in a starting cook position best suited to their skill level. Success is up to you!
This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates. You must attend an information session to start the application process.
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