Published in the Virginia Gazette Oct. 1, 2019 By Madeline Monroe
ChefsGO 1.0, a 13-week culinary training program with a 15-week paid mentorship program, is accepting applications for 2020 classes. This year, the target for the program is 15 students, said Allison Patterson, ChefsGO 1.0 program coordinator.
“This is a non-profit program whose sole purpose is workforce development,” she wrote in an email. “It aims to provide Williamsburg area restaurants with skilled line-level workers.”
Without any previous experience in cooking, it would be difficult to gain employment at a restaurant like the Williamsburg Inn. ChefsGO helps students net those higher-level entries in Williamsburg after some training, Paterson said, with instructors from places such as the The Hound’s Tale, Blue Talon Bistro and The Trellis.