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Apprenticeship Program

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The ACF Colorado Chefs Association is committed to promoting the development of the culinary profession. To this end, the chapter has administered a program of apprenticeship in cooperation with the American Culinary Federation and the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Attention Chefs!!

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor chef? Please contact Monica Leonard, Coordinator of Culinary Apprenticeship and Chefs Move to Schools, cell 303.250.3528 or mleonard@acfcoloradochefs.org to take part in this rewarding endeavor!

The ACFCCA also has apprenticeship programs in the Vail and Keystone resorts. Please click www.coloradomtn.edu/culinary or contact Colorado Mountain College at 970.945.8691 or (toll free) 1.800.621.8559 for more information.

 

2014 Opening Announcement

for Denver and Surrounding Areas

The ACF Colorado Chefs Association Apprenticeship Program will be accepting applications for its' two-year Culinary Apprentice Training Program as follows:

For the Trade of: Certified Sous Chef
Number of Openings: Approximately 20 Opening and Closing Dates For Applications: January 26 - June 1

Program Sponsors:

ACF Colorado Chefs Association Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Robinson Dairy, Seattle Fish, Simplot, and US Foodservice. Registration Number: VIII-90936 (10/13/87) Application Fee: $100 non-refundable

Where to Apply:

ACF Colorado Chefs Association, P.O. Box 38, Evergreen, CO 80437-0038

Time to Apply: To schedule an appointment please contact Monica Leonard, Coordinator of Culinary Apprenticeship and Chefs Move to Schools, cell 303.250.3528 or mleonard@acfcoloradochefs.org


Geographical Area of Program:
Denver Metro Area/Castle Rock/Boulder/Greeley

Minimum Qualifications:
Age: Not less than 17 years of age (Proof of age required, i.e. drivers license) Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalency (provide copy) Other: Must secure full-time employment in an ACF Colorado Chefs Association Approved Sponsoring House only by the Application Closing Date. The Apprenticeship Committee cannot act as an employment service.

Note: Applicants will be selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It is our intention to accept every student that applies to the program. 100 % Hands-On, Real-World Culinary



Education ACF Colorado Chefs Association Apprenticeship Program Frequently Asked Questions



What is apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a hands-on, real world education method. Apprenticeship has been in existence for multiple trades for hundreds of years. Colorado has had its apprenticeship program since the 1970’s.

Do I get paid for the hours I work?

Yes! You’ll be paid, based on your experience, for every hour you work. How often will I take classes?
 You will attend class one night per week in Denver, Colorado.

What are the requirements to enter the program?

You must be 17 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent. You will also be required to secure employment in an Approved Sponsoring House, i.e. Hotels, Denver area country clubs, etc.

Do I have to have any previous restaurant experience?

No. Your chef will teach you everything you’ll need to know.

How much does the apprenticeship program cost?

The tuition for a two year program: includes all of your classes, 
books, uniform, kitchen supplies, and American Culinary Federation 
Junior Membership Dues. For tuition details please contact: Monica Leonard, Coordinator of Culinary Apprenticeship and Chefs Move to Schools, cell 303.250.3528 or mleonard@acfcoloradochefs.org

What will I have earned upon my graduation?

You will have 42 semester credit hours transferable to any Colorado community college. You will have earned your American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian or Pastry Cook designation. The American Culinary Federation and the US Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training will also give you certificates of completion.

How do I apply to the apprenticeship program?

To make an appointment to fill out an application please contact: Monica Leonard, Coordinator of Culinary Apprenticeshipv and Chefs Move to Schools, cell 303.250.3528 or mleonard@acfcoloradochefs.org

There is a $100 application fee. Completed applications and the first year tuition (full tuition-$100 app fee) are due at the beginning of June.

For more information contact:

Monica Leonard, Coordinator of Culinary Apprenticeship and Chefs Move to Schools, cell 303.250.3528 or mleonard@acfcoloradochefs.orgACF Colorado Chefs Association, 
P.O. Box 38, Evergreen, CO 80437-00358

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