Paid Apprenticeship


CulinaryLab students can choose to work in an immersive, hands-on, 1,200 hour (approximately 14-month) professional apprenticeship rotation, getting paid while they learn.

Just as we are selective in choosing our incoming students, we are also very particular about who our affiliate restaurants are. We aim to partner with the top restaurants in SoCal, and foster relationships with chefs who believe in our mission to teach students using contemporary techniques and strategic practical training. Most importantly, we seek chefs who are not only seasoned, but who have a desire to be mentors.

Below are some of the businesses we work with. If you are a chef or restaurant owner who is interested in mentoring our students, you can find more information here.