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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!  

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May 13-24, 2019

2 Week Culinary Class -  9 am - 1:00 pm daily - Class Fee of $20
Classes taught at: Pine Manor Improvement Association Culinary Training Kitchen

5547 10th Ave,  Fort Myers, FL

Earn your SafeStaff Foodhandlers Certificate, learn cooking techniques, knife skills, and get ready to land a job as the season approches.
To apply, contact Sandra Plazas  (239) 995-2106 ext 2304 



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 

Summer Bootcamp - June 10-28, 2019

Pine Manor and Goodwill will offer a 3 week Summer Bootcamp 

Starting from 9 am - 1 pm daily ages 15-18.  
Learn healthy cooking techniques as well as receiving your Serve Safe Food Handlers Certificate.  
For more details contact
Sandra Plazas (239) 995-2106 ext. 2304 


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
Shari Clark, Resident Coordinator for Pine Manor (239) 275-5180