Culinary Arts Training

Culinary Arts Vocational Training

Zaman's culinary arts program prepares women for employment and entrepreneurship with professional cooking and baking skills. The program is offered in an extended format for English language learners (ELL or ESL) and an accelerated format for native English speakers. Graduates are well-prepared for high-demand jobs in the food service industry or to use their skills to start their own small business.

The award-winning curriculum:

  • Creates small group and one-on-one learning experiences to provide students a more personalized experience, allowing them to feel comfortable asking questions and conversing in English.

  • Provides personalized instruction and individualized lesson plans to address the gaps in the student's learning.

  • Uses Burlington English, an online ESL program focuses on language acquisition, workplace literacy, professional culture, and life skills literacy.

  • Monitors student progress under the guidance of a state-certified teacher to ensure core competencies are achieved.

Students receive:

  • Basic and advanced skills in food preparation and safe handling that certified kitchen cooks need to put the highest quality food on each plate in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

  • Training in two onsite state-of-the-art commercial kitchens to earn industry certifications needed to pursue professional employment.

  • Certifications:

    • Kitchen Cook, American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute (AHLEI)

    • ServSafe Food Handler

  • U.S. Department of Labor-approved Chef-de-Partie apprenticeship program as a kitchen cook.

  • Employment opportunities in Zaman’s Rising Hope Bakery or through Zaman-facilitated employment opportunities through our partners.