A range of placement opportunities from small restaurants to fine dining establishments
Here are a few of our placement employers that we are most appreciative to have support our adult culinary students. They have been great supporters of our program and have hired our students.
- Cambridge Mill
- Charcoal group
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Three Bridges Catering
Some students already have work or a connection with a restaurant establishment and we can work with that employer to fulfill your placement requirement for the program.
All Culinary Arts students in 2017-18 graduate together in November 2018! If you complete both Level I & II and your 8 week placement, you will earn your Cook I & II Certificate and have started your apprenticeship hours toward your Red Seal Certification. We are glad you started your culinary journey with US!
According to the College of Trades, the Industry Committee has identified 5280 hours as the duration generally necessary for any apprentice to become competent in the skills required. That is on-the job training. St. Louis will get you started with the first 220 hours. To complete all of the apprenticeship hours, you would have to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a cook for about 2 1/2 years. Some apprenticeship trades take longer, so do what you love, persevere and no regrets!