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FREE 8-week Hands-on Culinary Training Led by Experienced NYC Chef (Free MetroCard & stipend $325)

First Course NYC is an apprenticeship program that teaches the culinary skills necessary for a career as a line cook. This 14-week program includes eight weeks of classroom kitchen training delivered by experienced chefs/instructors, followed by six weeks of on-the-job training in respected New York City restaurants.

Program Features

  • Eight weeks of free, hands-on culinary training led by an experienced NYC chef (weekly MetroCard and stipend of $325)

  • Earn the NYC Food Protection Certificate

  • Six weeks of paid ($16/hour), on-the-job training with a respected NYC restaurant

  • Connection to full-time employment as a restaurant line cook

Minimum Requirements

  • Committed to pursuing a career as a line cook

  • Aged 18 or older

  • New York City resident

  • Authorized to work in the United States

  • Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)

  • Make no more than $50,000 annually

  • Restaurants participating in this program require that all apprentices receive the COVID-19 vaccination

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates.

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