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Kitchen

Our 12 vocational training programs are licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education. Our 35 employer partners from the Las Vegas Strip consider a CALV certificate of completion equivalent to one year of job experience. Eligible Culinary Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 members qualify for free training as part of their union benefits package.

Kitchen Steward

Students learn how to clean, sanitize, maintain, and handle kitchen equipment, properly handle and label all chemicals, and work in dish-room, steward, and deep-cleaning operations. Students gain applied learning experience supporting the Westside Bistro, 500 Grand Cafe, Culinary Arts Catering & Events, and other approved partner locations.

Length: 161 hours

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm
In conjunction with their set schedule, students are strongly encouraged to participate in additional training opportunities

Program Requirements: Minimum age 18-years-old; valid driver’s license/state ID, Social Security card, Food Handler Safety Training card; must be able to lift 50 pounds and work with dish room chemicals; must be able to communicate effectively in English or complete Vocational English class, as recommended

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Baker’s Helper

Students learn how to make a variety of cakes, pastries, breads, sauces, custards, confections, and other baked goods. Students gain applied learning experience supporting the Westside Bistro, Culinary Arts Catering & Events, and other approved partner locations.

Length: 182 hours

Schedule: Session 1: Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 10:00am or 11:00am to 2:00pm
Session 2: Monday – Friday, 12:00pm to 3:00pm or 4:00pm to 7:00pm
*Program times offered on rotating basis, registration options based on availability
In conjunction with their set schedule, students are strongly encouraged to participate in additional training opportunities

Program Requirements: Minimum age 18-years-old; valid driver’s license/state ID, Social Security card, Food Handler Safety Training card

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Professional Cook

Students learn a variety of cooking methods, basic cooking and food preparation, hot and cold food production, plate and food presentation, line mechanics, knife skills, culinary terminology, and become familiar with the production and operation of restaurants. Students gain applied learning experience supporting the Westside Bistro, 500 Grand Cafe, Culinary Arts Catering & Events, and other approved partner locations.

Length: 475 hours

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 1:30pm; or
                   Monday – Friday, 11:00am to 5:30pm
In conjunction with their set schedule, students are strongly encouraged to participate in additional training opportunities

Program Requirements: Minimum age 18-years-old; valid driver’s license/state ID, Social Security card, Food Handler Safety Training card

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For more information on these programs, come to orientation any Wednesday at 10am.

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, attendance is limited.

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