The Culinary School-Newark Branch

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General. 120500


Kitchen Personnel/Cook and Assistant Training. The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware is a 14 week program that prepares individuals for entry level positions in the food service industry.
The program consists of 35 hours per week of training in three major learning disciplines:
1. Culinary arts: (21.25 hours per week) Includes 10 hours in the classroom learning culinary fundamentals and 11.25 hours per week of hands on cooking skills taught by the Chef Instructor.
2. ServSafe Safe Food Handling: (5 hours per week) A food safety course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, taught by the Chef Instructor, concluding with a proctored, nationally recognized exam.
3. Life skills: (5 Hours per week) Instruction by the Programs Manager in the skills required to obtain and maintain employment.
Admission Requirements
Applicants must:
1. Be 18 years of age with a High School or GED diploma.
2. Reading and math skills at a 8th grade level
3. Not be a danger to self or others.
4. Have a strong desire to progress in a food service career.
5. Be able to lift 40 pounds and stand up to 6 hours daily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
6. Able to attend all classes.
Admission requirements for the handicapped:
No qualified person shall be denied admission, graduation, supportive services or any other rights or privileges of the school due to handicap.
Upon individual circumstance of the handicap, the school (if financially capable) will make general accommodations. The entire school is on one floor and is wheelchair accessible.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Delaware Food Works at the Food Bank of Delaware

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

222 Lake Dr

Local WIB

1 - Statewide

Type of Attainment:


Name of Credential

ServSafe Manager Certification

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Delaware WONDER, OOSY, Scholarship Funding

Refund Policy

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?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$184.00 ServSafe Textbook, Culinary Professional Textbook

Testing/Exam Fees

$53.00 Drug Test

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$192.00 Chef coats, Pants, hat, slip resistant shoes

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$426.00 PPE, Food for Training, knives, guards, gloves

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

35-1011.00Chefs and Head Cooks
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



222 Lake Drive, Newark, Delaware 19702

Phone Number

(302) 444-8076

Last Updated

May 30, 2021


Jul 31, 2007