Consider applying only if you are serious about pursuing a career as a chef. Chefs normally work over 50 hours a week; eighty-hour work weeks are not uncommon. Your apprenticeship will require discipline and stamina.
Fill out the application, write your Personal Statement, and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your academic transcript.
Chef mentors will review applications and invite a number of applicants for one-on-one interviews. If you are selected for the program, you will be one of five or fewer apprentices. You will be responsible for purchasing a culinary utensil set (including knives designated by the chefs) as well as purchasing pertinent literature.
A FIRM FOUNDATION
All apprenticeships are paid and structured. The program is based on the traditional kitchen brigade, which means working from the bottom up. Apprentices will learn by performing their positions’ duties, working side-by-side with chefs, and by doing homework and selected reading.
DEVELOP THE BASICS
The program is designed to logically introduce apprentices to the kitchen. This means starting with food safety, kitchen organization and upkeep, product identification, and everyday applications of these skills.
EXECUTE WITH FINESSE
Apprentices will learn how to properly handle and utilize different ingredients and techniques, advancing at an individual pace based on discipline and performance. Concept number one will be cleanliness and organization. If you are not prepared to be clean and organized, please do not apply.
Training under attentive, experienced professionals, apprentices will have the opportunity to thrive. Co-Excecutive Chefs and Chief Mentors Jeffrey Wall and Philip Meeker have a combined 24 years of restaurant experience. Philip’s resumé includes classical French training and a two-star Michelin restaurant in Paris, and Jeffrey has served as Executive Chef of an award-winning French restaurant for two years. They have worked at some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, including Joël, Kyma, Bachannalia, and Empire State South.
JOIN A FAMILY
Apprenticeships will take place at Kimball House, which is affiliated with the award-winning Giggling Otter Restaurant Group, parent company of two restaurants nationally renowned for their beer and cocktail programs. Apprentices will benefit from food and beverage pairing curriculum conducted by industry leaders and will become part of a vibrant, successful restaurant family.