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Apprenticeship Recommendation

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Hey everyone,

 

I'm hoping to start culinary school (for pastry) within the next year, but am seriously considering an apprenticeship instead. I am not looking at any private schools, but rather some reputable community college programs (mostly in Seattle, also maybe Oregon). 

 

I'm wondering if anyone has any information or experience with apprenticeships for pastry. I'm located in Northern California but am willing to relocate, as long as I can get a good education. I currently have about a year of industry experience, including baker, garde manger/pantry, asst. pastry chef and, most recently, working on the line.

 

I would love any recommendations or tips, either from reputation or personal experience. I'm hoping, of course, to do an ACF apprenticeship, but since I'm willing to relocate, my options are overwhelming.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 3

Start using internet now.Locate all good places and send them an E-mail. Start with Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs Virginia, one of the best apprentice programs in the US and a first class huge hotel and club.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Greenbrier's apprenticeship program is a "finishing" apprenticeship. They only admit applicants with a 2-year degree in Culinary Arts, or 5 years of experience in premium resort or hotel kitchens. Their blog.

ACF Apprenticeships

 

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Buttercup: You mock my pain!
Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something. -- The Princess Bride
Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean...
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