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Professional Development Programs

Further your culinary and pastry education with The Guiding Knife’s career development workshops and advanced studies courses. Stay on the cutting edge of the food service industry, learn new specialized skills, deepen your culinary knowledge and experience team building amongst peers. The Guiding Knife’s team of industry professionals offers intensive culinary and pastry knowledge and training to food service professionals across the country.

What’s Unique about The Guiding Knife?

If you oversee a team of food service professionals in a college, university, hospital, or hotel setting and need to provide continuing culinary education and hands-on training for your staff, The Guiding Knife provides an economical and simple solution. 
Our team of culinary professionals will travel to your location to teach personalized career development classes, making it feasible to provide continuing education for your entire staff at an affordable rate. Why pay for travel and housing expenses to send your staff for continuing education at a culinary school, when the school can come to you?
The Guiding Knife offers a wide selection of culinary and pastry course topics and will work with you to create a custom program that suits your needs. The Guiding Knife makes economic sense, increases quality, builds staff morale, and offers a high return on your investment by training your staff in their own kitchen!
Curious about how The Guiding Knife can work for you? Read how the culinary team at Iowa State University Dining benefited from a five day training program with The Guiding Knife.
Interested in taking your career to the next level with a certification from the American Culinary Federation? Many of The Guiding Knife chefs are ACF-certified, and are available to assist with the certification process from start to finish. 
We also offer training in Food Allergies and Gluten-Free menus. Find out how simple it can be for you and your kitchen team to become certified in these ever increasing relevant programs.
Contact Chef Elena Clement to learn more about the professional continuing education program for yourself, or your staff. Call 720-261-5633, e-mail us or visit the Let’s Get Started page to answer a few questions about your training needs.