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Training, Jobs & Supportive Services

Food Service Training

Hands-On Food Service Training Program

If a position in the growing food service industry sounds interesting to you, the Goodwill Culinary Institute can help.If a position in the growing food service industry sounds interesting to you, the Goodwill Culinary Institute can help.

Dedicated trainers and case managers help you master the skills necessary for success in finding and keeping a job. No food service experience is required, but eligible candidates must demonstrate a positive attitude, have motivation to succeed and be willing to accept feedback.

Dedicated trainers and case managers help you master the skills necessary for success in finding and keeping a job.Successful candidates must be able:

  • To lift 20 lbs and repetitive use of hands and feet.
  • Be capable of standing and working for six hours.
  • Tolerate working in various temperatures such as freezers, over a grill or oven.
  • Have full range of motion.
  • Have 75% of their vision.

Culinary Institute Highlights:

  • Eight weeks of training, Monday-Friday, primarily first shift.
  • Training is partially paid.
  • Work and Life Skills such as professionalism,customer service, and teamwork
  • The Culinary Institute is located exclusively at the James O. Wright Center for Work and Training on Milwaukee’s northwest side.

You will learn:

  • ServSafe Concepts
  • Knife skills
  • Preparation and organization
  • Identifying kitchen equipment and tools
  • Basic cooking skills

“The Goodwill Culinary Institute gave me the opportunity to develop new skills and train in a busy, working, kitchen. From learning how to sanitize properly, to using the grill and fryer, I
am grateful to the staff for helping me exceed what I thought was impossible to achieve!”


Funding Sources:

State of Wisconsin-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Veterans Administration, Private Pay, W2, Milwaukee County WISER Choice 

Location:

James O. Wright Center for Work & Training
6055 N. 91st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53225 

Contact our Intake Coordinator at (855) 455-1110 to make a referral or for more information.

WISCONSIN
Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

ILLINOIS
Metropolitan Chicago -
Administration
Tel: (312) 994-1440