Culinary Training

The Fedcap Career Design School’s Culinary Arts/Food Services Training Program

300 hours/12 weeks

Students train in a working cafeteria, learning to prepare appetizers, salads, entrees, sandwiches, vegetables, pastas, soups, sauces, gravies, and baked goods. With emphasis on basic nutrition, management operations, sanitation, safety, and customer relations, students are well positioned for careers in the food service industry.

Culinary Job Opportunities
Students are prepared for entry-level jobs in restaurants, catering companies, groceries, corporate dining, and other food service establishments. Graduates have obtained jobs at Restaurant Associates, Red Rooster, 'WichcraftSubway, and numerous other New York City area restaurants, bakeries, and caterers.

Fedcap is a standard bearer in the field of vocational rehabilitation. Training people with disabilities and other barriers for competitive employment has been at the core of our mission for over 75 years and our innovative approach has served as a model for hundreds of other nonprofit agencies that serve people with disabilities.

Before enrolling in our training programs you must first come to us for a thorough Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation or through a referral from a vocational rehabilitation state agency like New York’s ACCES-VR or New Jersey’s DVR.

Once training is finished, Fedcap provides students with job placement assistance, including interview and resume preparation, placement counseling, and practical workshops that give our graduates the skills and savvy to negotiate professional environments and employer expectations. Once Fedcap graduates are hired they are offered an individualized support and counseling program to help them negotiate the transition to the workforce.

Fedcap Career Design School training fees can be paid for through sponsoring agencies such as the New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the New Jersey Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and others. Fedcap Career Design School is also an eligible provider for New York and New Jersey Workforce Development Funds.

Fedcap Career Design School is a business and trade school licensed by the New York State Education Department. We offer thorough, useful and practical job training for individuals seeking positions in today’s job market that do not require a college degree.

The skills to get the job.
The tools to find the job.
The supports to keep the job.