Founded in 1991, the Culinary Training Program (CTP) is a hands-on classical culinary course that prepares students for jobs in the foodservice industry.  The first 8 weeks take place in our state-of-the-art, 1,500 sqft teaching kitchen. Students spend the last 4 weeks training at renowned LA restaurant kitchens during their 80-hour internship.


CTP Features:

  • Restaurant Internship
  • Kitchen Practicum
  • Lectures
  • Hand-on Demonstrations
  • Culinary Theory
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Resume Preparation
  • Interview Techniques
  • Life Skills (i.e. Time Management, Effective Communication)


Why CTP?

CTP supports students that are often excluded from traditional culinary schools. Whether the barrier be lack of education,

income, or job skills, CTP opens its doors to those who have experienced challenges, and are looking for a fresh start.


CTP not only provides the hard skills necessary to succeed in the culinary industry.  We also provide the soft skills, motivation, mutual support, wrap-around services, case management, and community connections that are so valuable in ensuring student success.