Now accepting 2020 Culinary Arts Academy Applications

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The application process for the 2020 UDW Culinary Arts Academy Program (CAP) is now open. The UDW Culinary Arts Academy is a free training program for UDW caregivers and community members. The Academy will provide participants with seven months of culinary skills training, as well as valuable training in starting and operating a business.

Thank you for your interest in The B5 Foundation Culinary Arts Academy Program (CAAP) featuring Global Chef and CEO Brent Southcombe of Eat Drink Culinary. Dr. LaVerne Davis will be facilitating the life skills “Cutting Edge Conversations and Chef Regina Barbieri will be facilitating the “Front of the House” skills. Becoming a skilled culinary professional requires years of experience but does not require any specific degree before going to culinary training. This is an Eight week/7-hour a day (subject to change) culinary program specifically designed for persons who are passionate about culinary arts. Please note that classes are held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays every week from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Session A begins January 14, 2020 and every Tuesday thereafter. Session B begins Wednesday January 15, 2020 and every Wednesday thereafter. Practical trainings will be held intermittently on Thursdays.

All classes will be held at 4855 Seminole Dr., San Diego, CA 92115. There are 12 slots available per class session for a total of 24 slots. Please complete and submit completed applications to no later than 5pm on November 30, 2019. Interviews will take place the week of December 10th – 13th. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program no later than January 02, 2020.

All students are required to have the following materials upon the start of the class:

  • Chef knife set
  • Hairnet
  • Bib apron
  • Hypoallergenic gloves
  • Beard mask, if applicable
  • Black slacks
  • Black socks
  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Safety shoes

Please note: no jeans, jewelry, nail polish, or false eyelashes are permitted during class time.

To download the application, please click here.

You may also complete the application online by filling out the form below:

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