Become a Student

Everything you need to know to become a part of the WOW program

Give us a call at 720-944-3393. We’ll discuss the program and answer any initial questions you might have.

Join us for an orientation session. Orientations are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Richard T Castro Denver Human Services Building.

Like what you see at the orientation session? Let us know you want to enroll and you can begin as soon as the following week!


Join the program and receive up to $400 per month for meeting attendance goals and displaying a positive work attitude!


Call 720-944-3393 to sign up for an orientation. Orientations are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Richard T. Casto Denver Human Services Building.

At WOW you receive individualized instruction, and graduation is based on skills instead of a static timeline.
Average time of classroom instruction for students is 9 weeks, but highly motivated students can be finished with instruction and employed in the food service industry within a month of starting the program.

Below are some of the main focus points of the program:

  • Customized culinary training program
  • Learn from professional chefs
  • Four week internship opportunities
  • Follow up services
  • Assistance with removing barriers to long term employment
  • Individualized case management and referral services including child care, housing, legal, and transportation resources
  • Job readiness classes
  • Resume building
  • Interview skills
  • Discover employment opportunities

Here are a few of the companies that have hired our graduates:

Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta
Arvada Care and Rehab
Big Daddy’s Bagels
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cafe 13
Central Bistro & Bar
Chef Jimmy’s Bistro & Spirits
Compass Group
Concessions International
The Courtyard at Lakewood
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Duffyroll Cafe
Elitch Gardens
Epicurean Group
Forest Street Compassionate Care Center
Hyatt Regency Aurora – Denver Conference Center
Jacob Academy
Joe’s Crab Shack
Kathmandu Kitchen
King Soopers
Modern Market
MorningStar Senior Living
Pearl Street Health and Rehabilitation Center
Postino LoHi
Regal Bakery & Cafe
Rose Medical Center
Sloan’s Lake Rehabilitation Center
Tastes on the Fly
Tavern Hospitality Group
The Dive Bar & Grill
The Neighborhood Coffee Cafe
The Pint Room
The Preservery

Contact Us

Telephone: 720-944-1920
Fax: 720-944-1915
1200 Federal Blvd,
Denver, CO 80204

Telephone: 720-944-3393

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