Thomas Nelson is proud to serve the Historic Triangle, which includes a robust culinary community. In partnership with Williamsburg area chefs and restaurants, Thomas Nelson offers a unique opportunity to students interested in stepping into the restaurant, commercial, and non-commercial food service industries.
ChefsGO 1.0 is a certificate program that includes nine weeks of classroom and kitchen training taught by renowned local chefs, followed by four months of paid work experience in one of several participating restaurants.
Classes are interactive and intensive, equipping students with foundational culinary techniques and knowledge. Students will be introduced to everything from knife skills to preparing sauces and soups, proper kitchen sanitation to food storage and much more.
Cooking skills and restaurant experience are not required.
Next session begins March 2018
- Applications available and accepted beginning October 2017.
- Open to any Peninsula resident (must be 18 by September 1, 2018 to participate).
Culinary Foundations Training March 5 - May 2, 2018, Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-7:00pm and Student "Mentorships" May 3-August 31, 2018 (paid position working with area chef).
For more information, or to add your name to list to receive application when available, please contact Sherri Thrift at email@example.com or 757-897-3462.
Program Cost: $1,500
"ChefsGO 1.0 is a career opportunity for interested applicants 18 years old or older to explore the basic foundation of Culinary Arts. Thought and designed by highly skilled local professionals, the program will touch on all basic academic and culinary skill sets preparing the individuals for possible entry positions in the Hospitality arena."
Chef Hans Schadler, Waypoint Seafood and Grill
Register for classes using the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Online Registration System.