Food Industry Training

Are you looking for a career in the culinary industry? Pikes Peak Library District is pleased to offer Food Industry Training, a four-week training program that gives you the skills you need to enter or advance in employment as a qualified prep cook or line cook. The program will help you learn basic culinary fundamentals, explore career opportunities in the culinary industry, prepare a resume and practice interview skills, and earn your ServSafe Food Handler certification. No previous experience is required and there is no cost to participants.

The program will run Monday through Friday 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Friday, April 10 through Friday, May 8. The program takes place at Care and Share Food Bank, 2605 Preamble Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80915.


Students must be:

  • Able to attend program April 10 - May 8, from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. (M - F) at Care and Share Food Bank (2605 Preamble Point)
  • Legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Pursuing a career in the culinary industry
  • 17 and older
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Basic math skills
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability
  • Memorization
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Physical demands: Manual dexterity, ability to stand for long periods of time.
What you’ll learn:
  • Knife skills
  • Cooking methods
  • Understanding recipes
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Culinary math

Interested students must complete this application HERE.

  • Applicants will be contacted for a phone interview.
  • Application does not guarantee enrollment.
  • Applications close April 2 and applicants will be notified of enrollment status on April 3.

Any questions, please contact the Adult Education Department at (719) 531-6333, x1225.