Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Instructional Program (CIP)
The Culinary School provides students the skills needed to gain entry level employment in a restaurant or food service establishment.
TCS culinary training sessions take place Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM for a total of 12 weeks, plus a 2-week work experience period. We conduct 3 sessions per site per year.
Students spend 60% of their time on in-class lectures and ServSafe lessons and 40% of the time in the Culinary School Training Kitchen putting the skills they learn into practice.
Students graduate from the program and receive a Culinary Program Certificate of Completion and an industry ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification and gain employment earning projected wages of $13.00-$18.00/hour.
Be 18 years of age or older.
Have a High School diploma or GED diploma or be seeking to obtain.
Have reading and math skills at or above an 8th grade level.
Not be a danger to self or others.
Be available to be in class from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
Be curious, ready to learn, and willing to do homework.
Have a strong desire to gain and maintain employment in the food service or warehouse/logistics industry.
Be able to read, speak, and comprehend English in a fast paced environment.
Have basic math skills and an adequate reading level for studying a textbook, completing exams, and
writing job related documents.
Be able to lift 40 pounds and stand up to 6-8 hours daily with or without a reasonable
Be able to see well enough to read at 2.5 feet with or without reasonable accommodations.
Be able to attend class every day on time.
Not have convictions for certain violent or sexually exploitive crimes. Information about criminal convictions will be used to provide more effective job placement and other services.
Pass a pre-admission drug test and random tests during training.
Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be able to provide proof of a medical or religious exemption.
Program Length (Weeks)
WIOA Approved Program
222 Lake Dr
1 - Statewide
Type of Attainment:
Name of Credential
ServSafe Manager Certification
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Scholarship, Out of School Youth, Blue Collar, SNAP E&T
Refunds are calculated in accordance with the DE State Refund Policy. Official withdraws must be dated, in writing, and presented to the Program Director. A $100 tuition fee will be retained. A refund of the remaining tuition will be returned to the funding source within 30 days of the Operations Director receiving the written request. 80% refunded after 0.01%. 5to 9.9%=70%. 10 to 14.9%=60%; 15 to 24.9%=55%. 25 to 49.9%=30%. After 50%, there will be 0 refunded.
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - Delaware Department of Education
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$235.00 ServSafe Textbook, Culinary Professional Textbook
$42.00 Drug Test and CASAS
$193.00 Chef coats, Pants, hat, slip resistant shoes
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$42.00 knives, guards, gloves
Total In-State Program Cost