First Course NYC Information Session

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First Course NYC Information Session

Learn more about First Course NYC, a program that teaches the skills necessary for a career as a restaurant cook.

By NYC Department of Small Business Services

When and where

Date and time

February 10, 2022 · 12pm - May 30 · 3:30pm PST



About this event

First Course NYC is an apprenticeship program that teaches the culinary skills necessary for a career as a line cook. This 14-week program includes eight weeks of classroom kitchen training delivered by experienced Chefs/Instructors, followed by six weeks of on-the-job training in respected New York City restaurants.

Interested? Attend a virtual info session where you will learn more about the program requirements and receive a link to complete an online program application. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to participate in a Tryout Day and interviews with Employer Partners. The goal of First Course NYC is to seamlessly transition participants into a full-time Restaurant Cook position at a NYC restaurant at the end of the program. You will need to attend an info session to apply.

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About the organizer

The NYC Department of Small Business Services helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

You can register for all of our free events and courses, including BE NYC and WE NYC events on Eventbrite. For questions about individual courses or to register over the phone, please contact our staff at one of our NYC Business Solutions Centers.

For more information on all of our services, call 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692) or visit