Kitchen Training and Certification

Goodwill, in partnership with the Pine Manor Improvement Association, offers kitchen training and certification classes.  Food Service is a rapidly growing career field.  Don't miss your opportunity!  

November 5-16, 2018
2 Week Culinary Class -  9 am - 1:00 pm daily  

Classes taught at: Pine Manor Improvement Association
Culinary Training Kitchen
5547 10th Ave,  Fort Myers, FL
To apply, contact Sandra Plazas  (239) 995-2106 ext 2304 


Why Food Service?

The hospitality and leisure industry (including food service) is projected to add more than 2-3 million jobs in the next six years, with a 6% projected increase in restaurant server jobs alone.

Food service employees have many opportunities for advancement:

  • Eighty-five percent of the entry level workforce is eligible for promotion in just one year.
  • The career ladder can lead to a department manager role in as little as two years.
  • Most jobs only require a high school education or GED.

Teen Culinary Program  - New Dates TBA

Pine Manor and Goodwill will offer a 3 week Summer Bootcamp  starting from 9 am - 1 pm daily.  Learn healthy cooking techniques as well as receiving your Serve Safe Food Handlers Certificate. For more details contact Shari Clark (239) 275-5180


Program Requirements and Details:

Enrollment in the Goodwill/Pine Manor Kitchen Training and Certification Program is limited per session. Training is held in the  Pine Manor Community Center culinary kitchen.
Location: Pine Manor Improvement Association - 5547 10th Ave., Fort Myers, FL


More Information:

To apply, contact Sandra Plazas at Goodwill (239) 995-2106 ext 2304 or Shari Clark, Resident Coordinator for Pine Manor (239) 275-5180