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virtual classes COMING SOON!

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.


The CHOW Institute is designed to assist restaurant workers and food service professionals with training opportunities that will either provide new skills or enhance current skills. We at ROC NOLA are gearing up to offer our next course offerings. These trainings will provide, you the worker, with the skills necessary to think and act as a hospitality professional.

The training is provided at no cost to you. FREE!

– Two-week program (Monday – Friday) Date will be announced soon but aiming for late summer, early fall.

Class meets virtually, in the comfort of your home

If you are ready to go to the next level, this is the training for you!


Get more information about orientation!