Due to COVID-19 this apprenticeship has been discontinued indefinitely. 

Kapiʻolani Community College is now looking for the best and brightest candidates for our Hawai‘i Cook Apprenticeship Program at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, one of the best culinary facilities in the world..

Over 200 back-of-the-house employees representing over 50 restaurants in Honolulu have taken part in this incredible program since it began in May 2017. This is an extremely rare opportunity to receive FREE culinary training and increase your level of expertise on the job. This program is designed to work around the busy schedule of a full-time restaurant employee.

To Sign Up Fill Out the Contact Form.

Option 1
Option #1:
Weeks 1-5: Friday 10am-6pm
Weeks 6-25: Friday 8am-2pm
Weeks 26-30: Friday 10am-6pm
Option 2
Weeks 1-5: Friday 10am-6pm  
Weeks 6-25: Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm
Weeks 26-30: Friday 10am-6pm  
Option 3
Weeks 1-5: Sunday 10am-6pm
Weeks 6-25: Sunday 8am-2pm
Weeks 26-30: Sunday 10am-6pm
Option 4
Weeks 1-5:  Sunday 10am-6pm  
Weeks 6-25: Sunday 2:30pm-8:30pm
Weeks 26-30: Sunday 10am-6pm  

“This has had a positive impact on our food-service & staff.  Also, truly beneficial to our apprentice cook, that she’s accepting a new position to cook for a larger campus. Looking forward to sending another cook in to your next session 🙂 BIG Mahalo”

Debbie Day

General Manager , Sodexo

“In a busy restaurant a lot of the time you just have time to teach someone how to plate. The food service apprentice program at KCC is a huge benefit by teaching the fundamental skills and core values that are indispensable in the kitchen. Great work from a wonderful program!”

Rob McDaniel

Owner, Harbor Pier 38

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