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.
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor chef? Please contact Monica Leonard, Coordinator of Culinary Apprenticeship and Chefs Move to Schools, main office 303.222.0057, fax 303.583.8407 or email Monica 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 and enrollment currently open.
ACF Colorado Chefs Association Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Robinson Dairy, Seattle Fish, Simplot, and US Foodservice. Registration Number: VIII-90936 (10/13/87).
Where to Apply:
ACF Colorado Chefs Association, P.O. Box 38, Evergreen, CO 80437-0038, main office 303.222.0057 fax 303.583.8407
Time to Apply: To schedule an appointment please contact Monica Leonard, Coordinator of Culinary Apprenticeship and Chefs Move to Schools, main office 303.222.0057, fax 303.583.8407 or email Monica
Geographical Area of Program:
Denver Metro Area/Castle Rock/Boulder/Greeley
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, 303.222.0057 or email Monica
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 Apprenticeship and Chefs Move to Schools, 303.222.0057 or email Monica
A $100 fee must accompany your completed application. The first year of tuition is due 30 days after acceptance into the program.
For more information contact:
Monica Leonard, Coordinator of Culinary Apprenticeship and Chefs Move to Schools, 303.222.0057 or email Monica
ACF Colorado Chefs Association,
P.O. Box 38, Evergreen, CO 80437-00358
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