As we all know by now that an individual that intends to attend the CIA they need six months of food handling experience. I did get well over six months in the USMC. For instance, Mess duty/Kp and I need to get documentation of that from my recruiter, but if that does not work I need to find an alternative mean of work experience. I am wondering if it is possible to volunteer at a fine dining restaurant. I do not mind working for free, and am totally willing to put all my effort to learn from someone willing to teach me. What would be the best way to find a place that is willing to do this. I read in Michael Ruhlmans book that he gained experience by working for free. Anybody willing to pass on some info on the best way to go about this would be much appreciated.