Customer Service

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Prepare for a career in food service with our customer service training program. Develop and showcase your customer service and communication skills as you complete our Customer Servicer Apprenticeship taught by instructors with comprehensive front-of-house experience.

Course Details

Kitchens for Good provides a supportive, welcoming environment to help you build a sustainable career. We offer free education, weekly stipends, and transportation support.  During the program, you’ll develop technical skills and receive career readiness instruction, ongoing case management support, and career coaching so you’re ready to excel in your new career.

Applicants must complete a short application and participate in an in-person try-out to determine eligibility. Learn more about the Apprenticeship Programs and read the FAQ for more information.

Benefits of being a Customer Service Apprentice

  • Receive tuition-free education and weekly stipends
  • Learn new skills and earn a food handlers’ certificate and state-certified apprenticeship certificate. 
  • Start a well-paying job in under 4 months and build a sustainable career
  • On-going support for 20 months, including transportation support, career coaching, and referrals to support services
  • Increase employability and earning potential.

Are you

Next Class Begins

April 2024

Apply by March 2024!

What you will

Technical Skills

  • Dining room service and the professional server
  • Facility planning, design, and maintenance
  • Guest payment and service recovery
  • Marketing the positive guest experience
  • Menu planning, evaluation, and costs
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Receiving and inventory management

Career Readiness Instruction

  • Teamwork
  • Communication techniques
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress management
  • Financial literacy
  • Employee rights
  • Resume writing
  • Job searching 101
  • Networking
  • Interviewing techniques







Door of Hope
2799 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

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