COVID resources for Bay Area restaurant workers are here.

CHOW Classes Are Now Open!

virtual classes begin DECEMBER 6TH TO 17TH

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. Our latest Intro to Hospitality course is a partnership between ROC United and Cornell University. This training 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!

• Certificates from Cornell University and ROC United

• Two week program (Monday – Friday; October 18th -29th from 10 am to 12 pm)

• 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!


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Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is a c3 non-profit organization.
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