Is the Culinary Arts Training Program right for you?

NECAT’s program is free of tuition cost to students and is designed for individuals who are:

  • Committed to securing a permanent job in the food services industry.
  • Able to commit to the 12-week program and attend class every day.
  • At least 18 years old
  • Legally able to work in the state of Massachusetts
  • GED/HiSet preferred
  • Committed to staying in touch with NECAT for at least two years after the program

Job Training

NECAT provides unemployed and underemployed individuals with the technical, professional, and life skills necessary to secure career-ladder jobs in the culinary industry. Our free Culinary Arts Job Training Program is designed to help our students launch careers and find long-term stability and success.

How to Apply

To learn more about our program, please contact Student Services Director Elise Brandwein at ebrandwein@ne-cat.org, or (617) 442-3600 ext 704 or click below to begin the application process. Info Sessions are held every Tuesday at 9:30am at our training center at 23 Bradston Street, 2R. No RSVP is necessary. All candidates will need to participate in a two-step application process, which begins with the Info Session.

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Employer Partners

NECAT partners with a number of local, high-profile food service employers in the city that provide living wage salaries and exciting opportunities for career growth. Our students are trained in fundamental cooking techniques, food safety and handling, and job preparedness. If you are interested in employing a NECAT graduate, please contact us.

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Social Service Partners

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Now, I’m confident enough to go out and cook for and in front of anybody and it won’t faze me

- Abioden (Ola) Awogboro

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