Registration open for culinary school

April 4, 2018 GMT

Applications are being accepted for the next session of the Community Culinary School of Northwestern CT, which trains adults about all aspects of working in a professional kitchen.

The class will begin April 23. It includes 12 weeks of hands-on culinary and food safety instruction. The school also arranges internships for all students, trains them in the “life skills” necessary to getting and keeping a job and assists with job placement.

Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Avenue, New Milford.

The meals the students prepare are distributed to the needy through the New Milford Food Bank.


Tuition is free for qualifying candidates. The Culinary School was established in 2007 to provide unemployed and underemployed men and women with the skills they need to find jobs with career paths in the food service industry.

“The New Milford/Danbury area has more than 500 businesses that employ food service personnel,” Culinary School Executive Director Dawn Hammacott said in a news release. “The industry is always in need of reliable, trained employees.”

Those interested in applying for or learning more about the program should contact Hammacott at 203-512-5791, or email her at culinaryschool@sbcglobal.net