Please complete this entire application to be considered for the next Culinary Training Program. Review eligibility requirements on before completing an application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Applications are due 1 month prior to the start date of each Cohort.

    Personal Details

    Which Cohort are you interested in?*

    Eligibility Questions

    (If you are not comfortable answering the following questions, please contact us directly.)

    Do you meet one of the following criteria: Financial hardship, Refugee status, Former or current foster youth, Victim of domestic violence, Mental or physical health disorder, (Former) Substance abuse issues, or legal issues (misdemeanors, felonies, probation, parole, incarceration, work release)*

    Are you available from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday?*

    If you selected “No” on the question above - please explain why

    Are you at least 18 years of age?*

    Are you eligible for employment in the US?*

    Are you unemployed or underemployed?*

    Are you drug-free and willing to undergo random drug screenings?*

    Do you have any outstanding warrants for arrest?*

    We will accept applicants with a criminal record. Legal history will be used for record purposes only. Do you have a criminal/legal history and are willing to provide your criminal record?*

    Are you able to stand for 3 hours with a fifteen minute break and lift 20 lbs with reasonable accommodation?

    Do you have reliable transportation to and from the kitchen each day?*

    Do you wish to work in a food or hospitality industry career?*

    Work History - 1 (Most recent)

    Please include all work history.

    Are you currently employed?*

    Work History - 2 (Most recent)

    Please include all work history.

    Are you currently employed?*

    Education History

    Did you graduate high school or obtain a GED

    If yes, which high school?

    Year graduated

    Have you completed any vocational training?

    If yes, please explain:

    Did you attend a college or university?

    If yes, what college?

    Did you receive a degree?

    If yes, what is your degree and what year did you graduate?

    Application Questions

    Please answer each question in 2-4 sentences

    Why are you applying for this program?

    What are your career goals?

    What do you hope to gain from this program?

    What skills do you bring to the program?

    Do you have food or kitchen experience? Please explain:


    Please check the boxes below if you understand the corresponding statements:


    Daily attendance is required


    I must be on time and prepared to stay the entire day (10:00 am to 3:00 pm)


    I must be willing to accept instruction and feedback from my instructors and supervisors, and complete the work assigned to me with a positive attitude


    I must have a willingness to confront my personal challenges and/or barriers



    I hereby grant permission to any of my references or referral agencies to provide confidential information about me to RISE Culinary. All information received will be used by RISE Culinary staff to better understand each potential apprentice’s abilities, situation, and needs. Information will be kept confidential.


    I hereby grant permission to RISE Culinary to contact the references, caseworker, or probation/parole officer listed in this application to ask questions regarding my character, personality, work habits, and abilities as they relate to the Culinary Training Program. I release these references from all liability and responsibility that may result from providing RISE Culinary with such information as requested.

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