Free Culinary Arts Job Training

In the renowned Dallas College Culinary, Pastry and Hospitality program, you will train alongside experienced professionals, develop dynamic skills and build strong industry connections.

This certificate training program is funded through Dallas College’s WorkReadyU. WorkReadyU is a no-cost adult education program that prepares the adult student for an in-demand career. Our program provides training through classroom instruction and hands-on participation in Culinary Arts, Bakery/Pastry Arts, and Food and Hospitality Management. Advanced students get real-world experience each semester by preparing complete three-course meal services that are open to the public.

About the Culinary Arts Foundations Certificate

This program includes:

  • Job training in the food service industry
  • A built-in pipeline to employers
  • Coaching for career advancement

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Minimum Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Resident of Dallas County
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Do not already possess a 4-year degree
  • English literacy

* If you are interested in this program at no cost, additional eligibility requirements will apply and a standard background check will be conducted.

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Pre-registration and pre-screening required before you attend orientation.

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Various dates and times for your convenience are available. Please contact Lindsay Autry to schedule.

Class Schedule for Summer​ 2021

Two days a week (to be determined but not Friday or on weekends), 8 a.m.-2 p.m., plus online coursework

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