Culinary Training Program

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Kitchen of Purpose

918 S. Lincoln Street #2 Arlington, VA
Monday - Friday from 9am to 3pm.

Our bilingual (English/Spanish) culinary training program prepares low income individuals for meaningful careers in the food industry. The program is certified by the American Culinary Federation and NOVA Community College’s Workforce Development Department. Tuition Free! We welcome all residents of the DMV.

Covers all the basic culinary skills and techniques to succeed in the industry:

  • Introduction to Cooking: kitchen safety, knife skills, measuring tools and conversions, product identification, emulsions, vegetable cookery, egg cookery, stocks and mother sauces
  • Advanced Cooking: poultry, red meat, ground meats, pork, fish, seafood, deli foods, salads, baking basics and Latin American foods.
  • ServSafe & AllerTrain certifications.
  • Bilingual training in English and Spanish

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