Project Launch Culinary Apprenticeship Application

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Thank you for your interest in Kitchens for Good's Project Launch Culinary Apprenticeship Program

The Apprenticeship Program lasts 12 weeks and aims to prepare previously incarcerated persons, youth aging out of foster care, victims of domestic violence, individuals with mental/physical health disorders, and individuals with histories of substance of abuse for careers in the food-service industry. Below is a list of upcoming courses and application due dates. Please note that classes are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm - attendance is mandatory.

Upcoming Classes

Class Number

Application Due Date

Class Start Date


April 6, 2018

May 2, 2018


June 15, 2018

July 9, 2018


August 19, 2018

September 19, 2018


October 29, 2018

November 28, 2018


January 4, 2019

February 6, 2019


March 15, 2019

April 17, 2019

Applications must be completely filled out to be considered.  Kitchens for Good staff will review applications and invite selected candidates for interviews within 1 month of the class start date.  Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee you an interview or a spot in the apprenticeship program.  If the candidate successfully completes the interview, he/she will be scheduled to do a 4 hour trial shift in our kitchen.

This application will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  To save and finish later click the link at the bottom of each page titled "save and resume later".  All information in this application will be used by Kitchens for Good Staff to better understand each potential trainee's abilities, situation, and needs.  Information will be kept confidential. 

If you have not done so already, please have your case manager or social services provider complete the Project Launch Culinary Apprenticeship Program Agency Referral Form.  Case managers or social services provides can view program requirements and access the referral form at  Hard copy referrals can be submitted to or at 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114.  If you do not have a case manager or social services provider please indicate that in the appropriate section of this application.
Eligibility Requirements

Please initial each line to indicate that you meet each eligiblity requirement.

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General Information

See the prior page or go to to view the class schedule.

Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Driver’s License or DMV Identification Card, etc. For Additional Information View the US Citizen and Immigration Services Web Page

Select Other Multi-Racial if Your Race is Not Listed

Education History

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Work History

Please list all your work experience in the following space.  Start with the last job you held.  Include self-employment and any experience while incarcerated.

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Legal History

Kitchens for Good will accept individuals with criminal records.  Legal history will be used for record purposes only.

Misdemeanor History

If Legal History includes a misdemeanor, provide information in the following space.

Felony History

If Legal History includes a felony, provide information in the following space.

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Case Management

Substance Abuse History

Kitchens for Good Has a Strict No Drug or Alcohol Use Policy During the Culinary Apprenticeship Program.  Applicants Understand That:

  1. Kitchens for Good has a drug and alcohol policy that provides random and casual testing before and/r during the program,
  2. Applicant consents to and is in compliance with such policy at the time of enrollment, and
  3. Applicants continued enrollment is based on the successful passing of testing under such policy.

If you agree with the above stated policy, sign below.

Housing Information

Children/Other Family Information

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Foster Youth Information

Domestic Violence Information

Transportation Information

Mental/Physical Health Information

Income Information

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Goals Questionaire

Please answer the following questions.  Responses should be 2-4 sentences each.

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Agreement to Program Requirements

Listed below are some of the Apprenticeship Program requirements.  Please check the box next to each requirement if you agree with them.

Listed below are some of the Apprenticeship Program disclaimers.  Please check the box next to each disclaimer if you agree to them.

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