Connecting Culinary Knowledge to Action
Experiences outside of a culinary school kitchen are important for comprehensive learning. This gives students the ability to test your knowledge in a real world kitchen. The Culinary School of Fort Worth works with many prominent restaurants, hotels, food trucks, and other food service & hospitality businesses across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to connect our students to their desired establishment.
Hours of On-The-Job Training
What is an externship?
The Externship Program at The Culinary School of Fort Worth offers students the opportunity to continue to learn under the supervision and guidance of industry culinary leaders after our 7-month in house Professional Culinary Program. Through our hands-on learning approach, students spend the last two months of our Professional Culinary Program at an off-site location. This location is chosen based on the ideas, goals, and aspirations of each student. During these last two months, students put in action their culinary skills, techniques, and attributes into the real world job experience.
My externship with The Mansion at Turtle Creek was a fantastic opportunity to test the skills I learned in school. It made my transition into the workforce after graduation smooth and straight forward.
Externship student with chef Jett Mora at Cafe Modern.
Private Clubs offer a variety of facilities including sports, dining and entertainment. They often require a membership, invitation, or a sponsorship to enter.
Food trucks are usually large motorized vehicles that are equipped to cook, prepare, serve, and/or sell food. They range from different types of cuisines.
Catering companies provide food and beverages for events. These companies are often independent vendors that specialize in a certain cuisine.
Bakeries produce and sell flour-based food items that are baked. There is a variety of different bakeries such as retail bakery, wholesale bakery, cafe bakery, bread shops, weeding cakes, etc.
Upscale and/or fine dining establishments offer products or services that are unique. They appeal to people of high social class because of their prices. Their prices reflect a high level of service as well as superior quality.
Hotels and/or Resorts are composed of different food service aspects. This can include, but is not limited to; restaurants, bars, catering, and pastries.
Butcher shops specialize in premium meats from a variety of different animals. They focus on their meat cuts and culture. Some butcher shops also offer dining services that can often be called “meat delis”.
Breweries are businesses that make and sell beer. These establishments provide food service to accompany their beers.
Restaurants are establishments were food and beverages are served. There is a variety of different types of restaurants such as; fast casual, family style, casual dining, fine dining, fast food, etc.