Sous Chef Certification Course

10 Lessons / 6 Weeks Program For Teens.

Creating a passion for the Culinary Profession in our Youth today will shape their future for many generations to come.

Our Certificate of Completion Course will embrace introductory to advance culinary skills need to begin a life-long career in the Culinary Industry. Our Junior Chefs meet twice per week to learn new and exciting techniques.

Program Details

There are 5-weeks, with a final week for graduation.

You will also receive a Safe Staff Certificate through Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association upon completion. Students will also receive Recruitment Opportunities to work in the participating sponsoring restaurants.

Professional Training

Our Junior Sous Chef Certification Course will be taught by Professional Executive Chefs in the Tampa Bay Area that have a combination of over 30 years in the Food Industry.

Media Coverage

Our Teens In The News

The Mystery Basket Graduation

The Classroom Encounter

Our Grand Opening Night (in 2022)

We were at the The Stone Soup Company and had a fantastic time!

As Ilya watched many restaurants over the years throw away 25-30% of their ingredients this always bothered him and he vowed that at The Stone Soup Company this will never happen. So an interesting concept was born one week before opening the restaurant. All unused produce is made into a vegetable soup and donated to local Tampa Bay Harvest for redistribution. For every cup of soup sold in the restaurant, a cup of soup is donated at the end of the week. Grants are being applied for and this program will continue to grow. It’s the hope of Ilya and his staff that the idea catches on at other restaurants and more Stone Soup can be made in the Tampa Community.

All 9 Sous Chefs worked with their new Chefs and Instructors for the class to make a vegetable soup with chicken. In combination with The Stone Soup Company and Junior Chefs of America this soup was donated to the homeless. Way to go Sous Chefs!

Our Chefs / Instructors Were

Chef Ashley, Chef Rick, Chef Shawn, Chef Karen, Chef Keith & Sharlene.

Meet Our Sous Chefs for 2022 Program

Sous Chef Jason, Sous Chef Holly, Sous Chef Dominic, Sous Chef Noah, Sous Chef Victoria, Sous Chef JaVin, Sous Chef Celina, Sous Chef Raema, Sous Chef Kamden.

Our Upcoming Graduation For 2023

Marriott Westshore Tampa
Sunday
July 23, 2023
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Dancing: 7pm – 9pm
Dinner will be served.
Grand Ballroom
1001 N. Westshore Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33607
Graduation Donation Cost
$45- $150pp

We’d like to take this time to say thanks for helping shape the lives of our Teens in America through The Junior Sous Chef Certification Course. All Graduation Donation Costs Are Fully Tax Deductible. Tax Deductible Letters Given for Each Donor.

1. Apply For Full Scholarship

Sponsorships are avaialble with a 500-word essay from the student. Sponsorships are provided by sponsoring restaurants. Final decisions will be made by April 30th.

2. Early Bird Registration ($499)

Register by March 31st, 2023 to get $300 scholarship upon checkout. Payment plans are available for all paid registrations.

3. Participant Registration ($799)

Standard participant registration after April 1st, 2023. Payment plans are available for all paid registrations.

Our 2022 Sponsors

Keynote Speakers at Graduation

Xiomara Mora
Student Chapter President (Florida)

Chef Michael Baugh
Renowned
Chocolatier

To all Sous Chef Parents / Guardians,

Please complete both of the waiver forms here. All sous chef participants must have these forms completed prior the first day of class. This year (2023) our class begins June 5th.

For the scheduled classes please refer to your handouts. 
Or contact our school at (813) 408 1078.

Sous Chef Certification Participation Waiver Form
Sous Chef Equipment Waiver Form

Media Coverage

To all Sous Chef Students,

This is the portal where you will upload your homework and your extra credit assignments. Please note, homework is due by 11.59pm each Friday after the current week’s lessons.

Any homework assignment turned in after 11:59pm on that Friday will be considered late, and will go against your final grading session.

Homework & Extra Credit Assignment Portal