Courses & Programs

Culinary & Hospitality/ESOL

Need a job? Need help with the English language?

Get the language skills, job skills, and certifications you need to build a winning resume. Get the help and contacts you need to get on the pathway to a new career.

180-hour training program leading to jobs like:

  • Food preparer
  • Line cook
  • Server
  • Bartender
  • Host/hostess
  • Hotel worker

Must be a high intermediate speaker of English, willing to attend regularly and on time, willing to enter employment in culinary/hospitality upon completion of the program, able to work well with others, to achieve satisfactory scores on a placement test, and to pass a CORI background check.

preferred requirements

A valid driver's license; access to a motor vehicle; availability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends; a high school diploma or equivalent.

job placement assistance

We are currently working with over two dozen local employers eager to hire qualified graduates.

certificates earned

ServSafe for managers and food handlers; TIPS for serving beverages; OSHA-10 for safety; and Guest Service Gold© for job preparedness. Includes 90 hours of English language/career preparation instruction.

where & when

Classes will be offered at Putnam Vocational High School in Springfield (winter and spring) and the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute (summer).


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Offered through a grant from the MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Adult & Community Learning Services.