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Kitchen Training and Certification

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

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Next Class Feb 12 - 23, 2018

2 Week Culinary Class -  9:00 am - 1:00 pm daily
Classes taught at: Pine Manor Improvement Association  |  Culinary Training Kitchen | 5547 10th Ave | Fort Myers, FL

To apply, contact Dorothy Browning at Goodwill: (239) 822-0828




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.

Teen Culinary Program (Only in the Summer)

Pine Manor and Goodwill will offer a 3 week Summer Bootcamp  starting from 9 am - 1 pm daily.
Learn healthy cooking techniques as well as recieving your Serve Safe Food Handlers Certificate.For more details contact Dorothy Browning at Goodwill: (239) 822-0828


Students Will Learn:

Basic math and science needed to operate a kitchen successfully

How to prepare basic stocks, sauces, and other items

How to plan, prepare and execute a menu for a five-course meal and basic buffet

How to design a professional resume for work in the food service industry
Basic cooking techniques (sautéing, braising, roasting, grilling)
Graduates will earn SafeStaff Food Handler Certificate


Program Requirements and Details:

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


More Information:

To apply, contact Dorothy Browning at Goodwill: (239) 822-0828