Do you want to work in the foodservice industry?

Inspiration Corporation offers a free, 8-week Job Training Program with paid training opportunities here at the Inspiration Kitchens restaurant! Our training prepares people for sustainable careers in the foodservice industry.

Training includes:

  • A mixture of hands on and online learning
  • ServSafe® Food Handler Certification
  • Kitchen Safety knowledge
  • Culinary techniques
  • Resume assistance
  • Job search support
  • A three-week paid training period
  • A four-week paid internship available after program completion!

This program is for anyone 18 years of age or older who would like to work in the foodservice industry. To learn more, check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.

You can also click here to fill out our interest form and we will contact you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?

Please complete the interest form below. After completing the interest form, an Inspiration Kitchens staff representative will reach out to talk you through the next steps for enrollment. 

How much does the program cost?

The program is free. There are also three weeks of paid training during the 8 week program, and the option for a 4-week paid internship upon program completion.

What will I learn?

  • There will be lessons and resources on kitchen and knife safety, proper sanitation practices, culinary concepts, language, and techniques. 
  • You will work with our program staff and receive professional development skills ranging from resume writing to mock interviewing.
  • All students will also receive help earning their ServSafe Illinois Food Handler Certificate.

Where is class held?

Training will take place in-person three days per week at our restaurant in East Garfield Park (3504 W Lake St). 

What kinds of jobs are available?

Our graduates find jobs in restaurants, deli counters, and fast casual establishments. Some students take what they have learned and continue their education in culinary school as well! 


Students who pass the test will receive a ServSafe Food Handler Certificate.

Additional Services

After completing the program, students will have unlimited access to our team for employment services and continued resource connections. 

Interested in more information?

Please click below to fill out our interest form and we will contact you!


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