"Shovel Ready at City Aud" Capstone Culinary Program
This community program connects aspiring chefs and entrepreneurs with restaurant industry professionals from the Colorado Springs community to learn practical business skills and creative expression in the kitchen.
We will feature a new menu each month in addition to a series of featured Grinder sandwiches in honor of a local ‘hard working grinder’
Advanced Hospitality and Culinary Apprenticeship program.
The Community Cultural Collective at the City Auditorium is launching a first-of-its-kind Advanced Hospitality and Culinary Apprenticeship program. The program offers intense advanced food preparation skill, creative expression and fine dining menu building with training in business and resource management, finance, and ordering.
The Hospitality Capstone Program was born from colliding trends: 1) COVID-19 pandemic devastation of the restaurant industry; 2) culinary program graduates and military cuisine veterans with only entry level skills; and 3) lack of advanced hospitality training options. Five powerhouse employers are determined to create a culinary hospitality career ladder: Brother Luck, Jay Gust (Ascent), Justin Miller (Broadmoor), Justin Grant (Goat Patch), and Casey Ross (Axe & Oak). CSCCC’s program incorporates advanced food preparation skills and fine dining menu building with training in business and resource management, finance, ordering – the resources to build a successful career.
The Collective is accepting internships every month!
SHOVEL READY is designed to give students the tools to experience first-hand on-site culinary learning and develop skills pertinent to advancing our region's food scene while developing workforce for our greater community.