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Culinary Institute - Taunton High School

CTI - Culinary Arts - Industry Training Course with Job Placement Assistance and FREE Tuition


with Chef Leigh Howlett, Chef John Collins, Chef Plato Sermos and Ms Sarah Gibson


Are you ready for an exciting career in the Culinary field?


Our Silver City Culinary Institute” CTI culinary training program provides students with basic culinary training including fundamentals such as knife skills, classic cooking methods and preparation, vocabulary, and basic recipe measurement skills. With this hands-on learning, in our “state of the art” culinary kitchen, students will have experience with culinary basics and have guest chef specialty workshops! You will learn equipment use, safety, and food sanitation. These skills translate into essential workplace proficiency. Certifications ServeSafe for Food Handling and Allergen Certification. This class is for serious participants who want a job in the Culinary field. Attendance, employer engagement, job placement and career readiness work is required (200 – 300 hours).

See toolbar on right hand side to view qualifications for this opportunity to begin a career path to this exciting, lucrative, high- demand field! Training and program costs are free as this program is grant funded for workforce development by the State of Massachusetts.

Chart your path for a career in this exciting, high-demand field!


Session 1:Early January 2023


Session 2:Beginning April 1, 2023


Session 3:Beginning November 1, 2023 


Silver City Culinary Institute Training Classes will be held:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 4pm-8pm, Saturdays: 8-1pm. 


Our SCCI Education Program, in collaboration with the MassHire Taunton Career Center, is offering this Culinary industry training session with credentials and career placement assistance.Collaboration with the MassHire Taunton Career Center is a required part of this program.  All of the training, materials and certifications are free.Contact:  Darla Hartung, Taunton High School with questions 508.844.5827 [email protected] or Sally Pais, MassHire, 508-730-5000 [email protected]

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility requirements are dictated by CTI Grant specifications. They include, but may not be limited to the following: United States Citizen, or work visa/green card, who is unemployed or underemployed. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Qualifications for Cook 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds 
  • Comfortable standing, stopping, squatting, twisting, and moving frequently 
  • Ability to pass a food service food handler sanitation course 
  • Familiarity with general kitchen equipment and appliances 
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow recipes 
  • CORI Check required