First Year Step-by-Step

First Year Step by Step Procedure for registering with the Rocky Mountain Chef's of Colorado Chef's Apprenticeship Program:

  1. Students MUST read all information on the RMCC website and try to understand what culinary apprenticeship means!
  2. Students MUST attend an Orientation Session as outlined on the RRCC website.
  3. At the Orientation Session you will fill out an application, sign the Bureau of Labor application log and receive a sponsoring house list from the Rocky Mountain Chef's of Colorado (RMCC).
  4. Red Rocks staff member will attend the first week of class to allow student to apply for RRCC college credit and the College Opportunity Fund (COF) at no cost. Student will be registered once approved for RRCC.
  5. The perspective student MUST secure full-time employment in a Rocky Mountain Chef's of Colorado approved sponsoring House by the application closing date (September 1, 2022).
  6. The future chef's apprentice needs to attend the fall class registration session (to order uniforms, books, knife kit, etc.) with the Rocky Mountain Chef's of Colorado, register with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, and Red Rocks Community College on September 1, 2022.
  7. Students need to have RMCC tuition for fall semester ($1,200+$600=$1,800) available at registration session on September 1, 2022. Please remember that Red Rocks Community College is NOT able to collect tuition. This program does not qualify for RRCC tuition assistance!!!
  8. The RMCC recommends to complete 3 credits per semester of optional general education classes (classes outlined on web side) to complete AAS degree. Please register for fall classes at your local community college. General education classes are offered at Red Rocks Community College or can be transferred to Red Rocks Community College from an accredited institution.
  9. Sponsoring House List will not be mailed or emailed to ensure complete understanding of the program.
  10. Congratulations, you have made a great decision to be part of the RMCC Chefs Apprenticeship Program. Have fun cooking!


Culinary Arts Orientation Session (no sign up required)

Orientation Session dates and times for the next semester's enrollment can be found on the Culinary Arts home page.



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