If the executive chef is the master of the cuisine, the restaurateur is the master of everything else that successfully stages and enhances the experience of enjoying a fine meal. If you want to build a career as a restaurateur as an owner, proprietor, or partner of a restaurant venture, CASA may be able to help you get going, building an understanding of the real world professional objectives and practices involved in this exciting career. A successful restaurateur possesses both a big-picture view and a firsthand knowledge of how the various components of a restaurant work together to result in a specific dining experience for patrons of the establishment. Our mentored apprenticeship program matches highly committed, driven individuals with working restaurant professionals for training that’s geared towards enabling the student to gain a firsthand understanding of what it takes to be an effective restaurateur. To learn more about training opportunities in your area, reach out to our Admissions Department to learn what CASA can do for you. Offerings are subject to availability in your area.
Developing the right eye and awareness is essential for those who want to thrive in this dynamic career. Lessons with the mentor are based around conversations, experience and building skills in a holistic manner. The restaurateur apprentice will work with their mentor, witnessing how they do what they do on a day-to-day basis. They will learn the flow and practices of the restaurant, to understand how, like the gears of a clock, various parts work together to consistently deliver stellar dining experiences for the guests.
CASA’s approach enables the apprentice to utilize their externship as an opportunity to build and refine their own restaurant concept, from their initial inspiration through to the creation of a comprehensive business plan that’s informed by experience.
With CASA, you have the rare opportunity to learn from within the unique environment of a professional kitchen as an apprentice (extern) to a chef. Below is an overview of what you can expect to learn in our program (specific subjects may vary by externship location). Check it out!
Coursework is delivered via distance education and completed at a location determined by the student. Externship apprenticeship locations may be up to 60 miles away from the student’s address. The externship apprenticeship mentor will work with each student on structuring a specific schedule. The student agrees that he/she/they will be available to meet with the mentor for a minimum of two sessions per week.
If you’re interested in any of the following careers in culinary, please contact our Admissions Department: