"I enjoy supporting the American Culinary Federation and our Colorado Chefs Association, especially since becoming a part of the educational process. The ACF Colorado Chefs Association has made so many things in my life possible."
"Such a great meeting with my ACF family tonight. What a fantastic group, how we all help and support each other. ACF Colorado Chefs leadership team has created an environment of positive uplifting collaboration. Friends, competitors, people from across the globe come together to celebrate the hospitality culture and learn more about each other’s favorite foods. I appreciate how we come together to unselfishly help raise each other. I’m so blessed to be a member of the ACFCCA family. "
Apprenticeship is a hands-on, real world education method. Apprenticeship has been in existence for multiple trades for hundreds of years. Colorado has had its apprenticeship program since the 1970’s.
Yes! You’ll be paid, based on your experience, for every hour you work.
You will attend class one night per week at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Culinary Labs. Located on Auraria and 12th in Denver, Colorado.
You must be 17 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent. You will also be required to secure employment in an Approved Sponsoring House. You will receive a full list of apprentice sponsor houses at the time you apply for the apprenticeship program.
While restaurant experience is certainly helpful, our instructors and your sponsor house will provide you with a well-rounded education.
The tuition for both years is $6,000. In addition to tuition there is a 1-time program fee of $750.00. This includes all of your classes, books, uniform, knives, kitchen and lab fees and your ACF Junior Membership Dues.
You will have 43 semester credit hours transferable to any Colorado community college. You will have the ability to earn your American Culinary Federation Certified Sous Chef or Pastry Cook designation. The American Culinary Federation and the US Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training will also give you certificates of completion.
Contact Monica Leonard to make an appointment to apply. At the time of application, you will submit a non-refundable $100 application fee. Completed applications and the first year tuition ($3,750) are due within 30 days of acceptance into the program to secure your spot.
Contact Monica Leonard at email@example.com for more information.