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Become an Apprentice

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction and requires no previous experience to enroll. Here are some benefits of enrolling in an ACFEF apprenticeship program:

  • Participate in an “earn while you learn” approach
  • Receive mentoring from qualified professional chefs
  • Develop documented culinary skills that are transferable within the industry
    • Learn and master cooking and baking skills by rotating through different stations
    • Develop basic principles of nutrition and dietetics
    • Understand the requirements for proper food handling, sanitation and hygiene
    • Gain an understanding of management and supervisory knowledge in preparation for a progressive career in the culinary industry
  • Acquire a professional work ethic necessary for success in the hospitality industry
  • Prepare apprentices for ACF professional Certified Culinarian®, Certified Pastry Culinarian®, Certified Sous Chef® and Certified Working Pastry Chef® certification testing

Joining an Apprenticeship Program

Interested in becoming an apprentice? Complete our Apprentice Inquiry form and you will be contacted in 1-3 business days with the contact information of an apprenticeship program in your area. Or you can find a program and contact the program coordinator of the apprenticeship program you are interested in joining. For more information, visit the FAQ page, email or call (904) 484-0217.