A New Beginning

We partner with Genesis Project to bring A New Beginning program to Apache Junction and the East Valley. 

 

We began A New Beginning April 2019, a hands on mentorship program tailored to train homeless and at-risk individuals. This program teaches life and culinary skills giving the experience needed to acquire gainful employment. Perhaps the most important aspect of this venture is job placement, which will occur through the help of our community partners.

This program will give our students the skills needed to obtain and sustain employment, as well as thrive in the culinary field. Students will be guided from start to finish in basics such as sanitation, through technique, and into restaurant stations. We will then also assist in writing a resume and provide guidance on interviewing and job placement.

If you prefer to study in your own time and at your own speed then one of our e-learning packages may be right up your street. There is a third option, which is you like the sound of both but perhaps can’t attend all training sessions, this is when blended learning comes into its own.

BEGINNER CLASS

Life Skills: Tuesday 5-8pm

Culinary Class: Thursday 5-8pm

WEEK 1

WEEK 1

Life Skills:
Mindfulness and Mise En Place

Culinary:
Sanitation and Mise En Place

WEEK 2

WEEK 2

Life Skills:
Communication/Phone Skills, Job Interview Training and Resume Writing

Culinary:
Food Handler Card Test and Knife Skills Assessment

WEEK 3

WEEK 3

Life Skills:
Professionalism and Work Ethic

Culinary:
Knife Skills, Salad Prep, Recipe Scaling, and Measurements

WEEK 4

WEEK 4

Life Skills:
Budgeting and Fiscal Responsibility

Culinary:
Knife Skills, Salad Making, Plate Presentation

Through a grant from the Arizona Restaurant Association, we offer online continued education courses to become a certified cook

intermediate CLASS - online

advanced CLASS (6 weeks)

Requirements:

  • Have completed Beginner Class or show mastery of those skills and have worked full-time in the industry for 90 days.
  • Through this class, students will gain the skills necessary to bridge the gap between cooking job and culinary career.
  • Upon completion, students will have earned their cook certification through ServSafe which was made possible by a grant from the Arizona Restaurant Association.
  • You will have 60 days to complete from the start date.

Requirements:

  • Have completed Intermediate class and have cook certification. Have worked full-time in the industry for 6 months.
  • Through this class, students will hone and master all skills necessary to be successful in a fast-paced restaurant producing high quality food.

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