Chef in Training Program Details

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


  • OVERVIEW

    OVERVIEW

    The Chef-in-Training Program is a 4-6 month program. Unlike Sprouts other programs, the Chef-in-Training Program is not a cooking class, but rather a one-on-one style apprenticeship. Apprentices are working in a real, fast-paced, physically demanding restaurant kitchen, with the food they prepare going out directly to customers. Applicants should possess the passion and drive to make the long-term commitment to this kind of work.
    We accept applications on a rolling basis! You are encouraged to apply if you have a strong interest in pursuing a future in the culinary industry!

  • ELIGIBILITY

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    • 16-24 years old
    • Speak fluent English
    • Live in San Francisco Bay Area
    • Available to work at least 16 hours/week
    • Have access to transportation (personal or public)
    • No previous experience in the restaurant industry is necessary
    • Desire to use skills learned to pursue a future path in the culinary field
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  • BEFORE

    BEFORE ACCEPTANCE

    Interview: A 15-20 minute in-person interview with the Chef-in-Training Manager

    Pre-Internship Orientation: Discussion of internship logistics, restaurant kitchen expectations, and Food Handlers & Safety Certification introduction

    Trial Shift at Potential Host Restaurant: A 3-4 hour formal shift with your potential mentor chef’s restaurant. To assess if the apprenticeship environment is a long-term good fit

  • DURING

    DURING INTERNSHIP

    Host Restaurant/Mentor Chef Placement: A schedule of weekly shifts is set. The mentor chef guides the intern through basic knife skills and various stations specific to their restaurant.

    Stipend: The intern is paid a bi-weekly stipend, totaling $1200 by the end of the program. Alternatively, the intern may receive class credit for the internship through their respective high school.  

    Progress Reports & Check-ins: The Chef-in-Training Manager checks in periodically with the intern regarding the progress of cooking skills learned, to establish weekly goals, and provide support for anything the intern may need. Chefs fill out monthly progress reports of how the intern is adapting to the kitchen and to track what new skills have been learned.

    Program Graduation: When the full term of the intern’s program has been fulfilled, the intern will have completed training in food handling and storage, meal prep, and working in various stations of the kitchen such as pasta, grill, meat, pastry, etc. The intern is awarded a Certification of Program Completion Certificate during their final restaurant shift!

  • AFTER

    AFTER INTERNSHIP

    Post-Internship: Many interns have been hired on by their host restaurant upon completion of the program. Additionally, Sprouts offers overall job search and furthering education support to help the intern transition into their next future endeavor in the culinary world. Sprouts also offers job market preparation and personal finance seminars through the Wells Fargo Hands on Banking Program!

Background

We are always looking for new candidates!

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(207) 233-2757
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3206 Hannah Street
Office #1
Oakland CA 94608

 

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