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Kitchen Basics Bootcamp

Burning through the Basics: Restaurant Kitchen Readiness Intensive and ServSafe Certification Course 

There are currently around 450 job openings in the hospitality industry in Washington County alone. Area restaurants are struggling to find, secure, and keep qualified staff for back-of-house positions. FPL wants to help YOU obtain employment and help our local businesses.

It is a win-win for the local economy.  

From FPL and our partners, Fayetteville Independent Restaurant Alliance, Startup Junkie, and our individual contributors, Chef Wes Mickel, Chef Jerrmy Gawthrop (Woodstone Pizza),  Chef Juan Albert (Margret’s), Chef Devon Gamache (Crystal Bridges), and Chef Adam Simmons (Brightwater).

Who is this for?

Are you interested in venturing into the restaurant and hospitality industry, but don’t know where to start?

Have you been in the business before, but need a refresher and updated ServSafe certification?

Are you working in fast food and want to transition to a local restaurant?

Do you want direct access to local employers who have committed to elevating the applications of participants of this program?

Do you want to be the most hirable, trained, and competitive candidate for local restaurant jobs, with the opportunity to earn more based on the experience you’ll gain through this training?

Are you just curious about working in a restaurant and want to see if it’s the right field for you?  
This program is for you! 

What will you learn?

This training program will walk you through all information you will need to succeed in any culinary context.

The hands-on, interactive curriculum will walk you through all the components of your ServSafe certification in FPL’s brand-new teaching kitchen.

Your instructors are local chefs, restaurant owners, and instructors who will help you know the ins and outs of working in a kitchen, and you will use real equipment and ingredients to apply all the principles of the program.  

At the end of the program, you will take your ServSafe certification exam and we’ll help you apply for at least three local jobs of your choosing.  

What do the classes look like?

This 2-week, 12-hour program will train you for rapid and preferred placement in locally-owned restaurants.

After this program, you’ll be ready to walk into any kitchen with an understanding of kitchen hygiene, restaurant tools and how to use them, food prep, storage, and sanitation basics, and anything else you’ll need to confidently start a new job.  

When is the course?

Stay tuned for round two!  If you are interested in the program, feel free to fill out the form below.  

Kitchen Program Application

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