LeadChef 101 is a 3-month culinary kickstart certificate program. The program provides 12 weeks of classroom (online/in person) and in-kitchen training (150 hours). It is taught by professionally trained local chefs and industry professionals in partnership with For The Kingdom. Classes are interactive and intensive, equipping students with foundational culinary knowledge and techniques. This includes knife skills, equipment operation, kitchen mathematics, nutrition and food allergies, food and kitchen safety, and hands-on preparation of stocks and sauces, fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood, bakery products and so much more.
LeadChef 202 is available to students who have already completed the 101 certificate program. It entails a 12-week paid internship (30-40 hours per week) in a participating restaurant following the classroom portion. This introductory culinary program will provide students with the skills needed to obtain gainful employment in a world-class restaurant and set them on a pathway to a career in the Culinary Arts as well as other foodservice and hospitality industries.