Culinary arts training applications open for fall program

August 10, 2022

The Central Sussex Job Training Center in Georgetown is accepting applications for its fall culinary arts training programs.

The Now We’re Cooking program is designed for students in grades 9 to 12; the Adult Culinary Arts Training Program is for residents of all backgrounds who are underemployed, unemployed and/or disabled.

The center has graduated hundreds of students from its multipurpose training facility with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and classroom, creating greater opportunities for economic growth for the graduates and their families while also supporting the Delaware food service industry.

The Adult Culinary Arts program is designed for people 18 years old or older who have reliable transportation and an inner fire for a career in the culinary arts field. Students experience the 17-week program under the instruction of Delaware’s own award-winning Chef Lee Stewart. He has over 35 years’ experience in his field and is the creator and previous owner of Po’ Boys, an award-winning, successful restaurant in Milton.

A certified culinary instructor, Stewart has now devoted his career to being of service as a teacher for First State Community Action Agency. He masterfully guides his students through 360 hours of professional culinary instruction. The course includes multi-instructional methods, hands-on lab experience, field trips, student-designed projects and a 40-hour community internship with a partnering organization in the food service industry.

Upon graduation, students are confidently prepared for a career in the culinary arts field, armed with professional chef attire, a set of chef knives, and both ABCC and ServSafe certifications. 

To learn more or apply, contact Carolyn Berl at or call 302-856-7761, Ext. 160, and go to

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