FREE classes starting on 8/21/23

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

If you have been interested in Bartending, this is your opportunity to learn from a professional with decades of experience and knowledge of the industry.  Clarence “Mr. C” Hunter, a Detroit native has worked in some of the premier restaurants in Detroit and around the country.  Mr. C has trained dozens of ROC MI members in Bartending and he is back and excited about training you.
In Bartending 101 – You will learn the tools of the trade and how to use them, how to mix popular drinks, set up a bar for efficiency and much more.  If this sounds good to you, sign up below and our CHOW Coordinator will contact you shortly.  
Class meets every Monday evening from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm from August 28th (8/28) to October 9th (10/9).

We thank you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Entrepreneurship 101

You spoke, and we listened! Our members have been clamoring for Entrepreneurship classes, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’re delivering on our promise. Introducing the Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, the first step in a four-stage training program designed to help you establish, operate, and maintain a successful food-based business.

Who Is This Class For?

  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs: If you’re passionate about starting a business, this class is your gateway.
  • Curious Minds: If you’re curious about entrepreneurship, this class will ignite your passion.
  • Life-Changers: If you want to transform your life and impact those around you, this class will show you how.

What Will You Get?

  • Expert Guidance: Meet virtually twice per week for six weeks with industry professionals.
  • Flexible Learning: Register, attend, and complete the class from the comfort of your home.
  • Zero Cost: That’s right, there’s NO COST TO YOU for this class.

How to Register?
Registration is a breeze! Simply fill out the form below, complete the questionnaire, and Allen Lee, CHOW Coordinator, will contact you with all the details.

Don’t Miss Out!
This is your chance to turn your culinary dreams into reality. Click the link below and get started. Your future as a food entrepreneur awaits!


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.