Kitchen Training and Certification

Goodwill, in partnership with the Pine Manor Improvement Association, offers kitchen training and certification classes.  Food Service is a rapidly growing career field.  Don't miss your opportunity!  

Why Food Service?

The hospitality and leisure industry (including food service) is projected to add more than 2-3 million jobs in the next six years, with a 6% projected increase in restaurant server jobs alone.

Food service employees have many opportunities for advancement:

  • Eighty-five percent of the entry level workforce is eligible for promotion in just one year.
  • The career ladder can lead to a department manager role in as little as two years.
  • Most jobs only require a high school education or GED.


Jump Start your Culinary Career. Earn your SafeStaff Foodhandler Certification. 

Two Week Culinary Classes 

February 21 - March 4, 2022 

April 18 - April 30, 2022

Class Fee of $20.00

Earn your SafeStaff Foodhandlers Certificate, learn cooking techniques, knife skills, and get ready to land a job as the season approches.

Class held at Pine Manor Improvement Assocation
Cuinary Training Kitchen
5547 10th Ave | Fort Meyrs, FL 

Once completed Goodwill will assist you in finding a JOB!
Limited Class Size - Apply today!


One Day Culinary Class - TBA

Class Fee of $15.00 

Due to COVID 19 social distancing requirements, this class will be taught at:
Goodwill Opportunity Center 5100 Tice Street, Fort Myers FL 33905

Earn your SafeStaff Foodhandlers Certificate, the certification needed to get a job in the food preparation industry.  

Once completed Goodwill will assist you in finding a JOB!
Limited Class Size - Apply today!

Program Requirements and Details:

Enrollment in the Goodwill/Pine Manor Kitchen Training and Certification Program is limited per session. Training is held in the  Pine Manor Community Center culinary kitchen.
Location: Pine Manor Improvement Association - 5547 10th Ave., Fort Myers, FL


More Information:

To apply, contact Sandra Plazas at Goodwill (239) 995-2106 ext 2304 or Shari Clark, Resident Coordinator for Pine Manor (239) 275-5180