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Culinary and Hospitality Capstone Program

This unique “earn-n-learn” real-life, real-time 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 within a working restaurant. 

Visit our new Cafe Location
at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center!

Our Culinary Apprenticeship has expanded to a second location! Inside the Citizens Service Center you’ll find delicious food with fast and friendly service. Feel energized and refreshed while you handle business. Click Here to See our Menu!

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Want to earn Culinary skills?

Opus Creative Industries has launched 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), and Justin Miller (Broadmoor). 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.