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.

Teen Culinary Program - June 10 - 28, 2019

Get ready for a summer job in just 3 weeks!

See what it's like to work in a professional kitchen.
Pine Manor and Goodwill will offer a 3 week Summer Bootcamp 9 am - 1 pm daily.
Learn healthy cooking techniques as well as receiving your Serve Safe Food Handlers Certificate. For more details contact Shari Clark (239) 275-5180
$10 fee or Volunteer in the Pine Manor community garden for 2 hours and take the class for FREE!


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