Culinary Skills Training

About the Course


12-Weeks l 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday

  • Gain skills in the restaurant & catering industry under the guidance of professional chefs in Goodwill’s Neighborhood Bistro.
  • Rotate through 6 hands-on kitchen stations and receive classroom training.
  • Upon graduation, students receive certificate of completion and assistance with job search.

Have questions? Come to a drop-in orientation!

2nd & 4th Thursday at 1pm, Every Month

714 South 27th St, Tacoma

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What Do You Cover?

  • Knife Skills
  • Catering
  • Kitchen & Food Safety
  • Basic Cooking Techniques
  • Baking
  • Customer Service
  • Cash Register

Am I eligible?

  • Age 18 or older
  • Be available Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Passionate about food and the restaurant & catering industry
  • No experience required!


  • Receive a stipend for time spent training in kitchen
  • Cash bonus for student participation and attendance
  • Free meals, uniforms & shoes
  • Internship, placement & support
  • Culinary program certificates

Jobs You’ll Be Ready For:

  • Catering Support
  • Pastry Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Pastry Chef Assistant
  • Cashier/Register
  • Back-of-house

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Culinary students rub elbows with the best Chef’s in the area! Click here to see more about the bite of apprentice event.


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