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Prepare for a career in Food Service Management with our Hospitality training program. Develop and showcase your customer service and communication skills as you complete our Hospitality Apprenticeship taught by instructors with comprehensive front-of-house experience. Get started on the path to a career in Food Service Management.

Course Details

Kitchens for Good provides a supportive, welcoming environment to help you build a sustainable career. We offer free education, weekly stipends, and transportation support.  During the program, you’ll develop technical skills and receive career readiness instruction, ongoing case management support and career coaching so you’re ready to excel in your new career.

Applicants must complete a short application and participate in an in person try-out to determine eligibility. Six months in hospitality required. Learn more about the Apprenticeship Programs and read the FAQ for more information.

Benefits of being a Hospitality Apprentice

  • Receive tuition-free education and weekly stipends
  • Learn new skills and earn a food handlers’ certificate and state-certified apprenticeship certificate. 
  • Start a well-paying job in under 4 months and build a sustainable career
  • On-going support for 20 months, including transportation support, career coaching, and referrals to support services
  • Increase employability and earning potential.

Are you

Next Class Begins

October, 2023

Enrollment for the July 2023 Hospitality Apprenticeship programs has ended. All Apprenticeship applications will be processed for the October 2023 cohort, our Program Coordinator will reach out to you with in 7 business days to discuss your application. Thank you!

What you will

Technical Skills

  • Designing and implementing an effective customer service program
  • Dining room service and the professional server
  • Facility planning, design and maintenance
  • Guest payment and service recovery
  • Marketing the positive guest experience
  • Menu planning, evaluation, and costs
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Receiving and inventory management

Career Readiness Instruction

  • Teamwork
  • Communication techniques
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress management
  • Financial literacy
  • Employee rights
  • Resume writing
  • Job searching 101
  • Networking
  • Interviewing techniques







Door of Hope
2799 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

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