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The COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute provides an in-depth and advanced professional training in both front- and back-of-the-house restaurant skills at no cost to either employers or employees.

CHOW participants enjoy a multi-tiered curriculum designed to prepare them for living-wage jobs, like fine dining waitstaff, bartenders and managers.

As the restaurant industry is facing a serious labor shortage, restaurants need the training that CHOW offers. CHOW fills this labor gap while ensuring the majority of restaurant job opportunities guarantee fair wages and better workplace practices.


Bartending 101
This class is for those who are interested in a bartending career, curious about bartending, or may
want to improve beverage service skills. Many who take this course get jobs as banquet
bartenders. This class has no pre-requisites.

Bartending 102
This class is designed to improve the skills learned in Bartending 101. Bartending 102 is strictly a practical application/hands-on course. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with enough repetitions to master a basic drink menu. Bartending 101 is a pre-requisite. Food Safety This class will impress upon the student the importance of controlling time and temperature, maintaining good personal hygiene, keeping food safe for service and cleaning and sanitization.

Passing this course will result in a nationally recognized Food Handler Certificate. This course
has no pre-requisite.

Alcohol Responsibility
This class teaches the students the laws governing the sale and service of alcohol in the State of Michigan. Alcohol Responsibility also provides the student the tools to handle difficulties that come with serving alcohol. The passing of this class will result in a certificate that allows the
holder serve alcohol in the State of Michigan. This course has no pre-requisite. CHOW/Member Meeting We will discuss upcoming CHOW events, recruitment for the CHOW Advisory Board, updates on the political scene in Michigan and the issues that concern you as a ROC Michigan member.

This meeting is open to CHOW students and ROC members.


Marygrove Conservancy
Madame Cadillac Building, Second Floor
8425 West McNichols
Detroit, Michigan 48221
Text ROC to 40817
Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan is a chapter of the ROC United non-profit organization.