Central Texas Food Bank’s Culinary Training Program

Important Update

Our Culinary Training Program will resume on November 30, 2020. Due to COVID-19, our program has adopted a hybrid format consisting of virtual and in-person training. Class sizes will be limited to four people per cohort in order to follow the safety guidelines set by our organization. For more information please email Chef Dimitra Vourliotis at dvourliotis@centraltexasfoodbank.org

Central Texas Food Bank’s Culinary Training Program

Are you interested in a career in food services, ready and willing to learn and work hard, and have a passion for food? The Culinary Training Program at the Central Texas Food Bank might be just the opportunity you’re looking for.

This 12-week program runs 5 days a week, 30 hours per week and is a mix of classroom time and hands-on job training designed to teach basic culinary skills such as equipment operation, knife skills and basic cooking techniques from an experiential perspective. It provides real-world experience in the Food Bank’s state-of-the-art kitchen, working with commercial equipment and food production.

The program is free and open to anyone in the community, subject to eligibility requirements. Class sizes are limited so we can provide individualized attention and instruction.

Application deadline for the next class is November 2, 2020.

Download the orientation form and class schedule.


Review our Frequently Asked Question (FAQs).

Ready to Apply?

There are three application options: 

  1. Complete online form.
  2. Download and complete the PDF. On completion, email Chef Kim Carter.
  3. Print and complete the form. On completion, please mail to Chef Kim Carter at the Central Texas Food Bank.

Still have questions?

Call or email Chef Kim Carter at the Central Texas Food Bank

Phone: 512-684-2515

Email: kcarter@centraltexasfoodbank.org