Free Culinary Arts Training

Free Culinary Arts Training Program

Gain the skills to begin your culinary arts career and join the food industry!

Class starts September 2024

This program provides training for a variety of careers in the food industry where more than 100,000 new jobs are available annually. Skills taught inside include commercial cooking and baking, health and safety standards, and organizational skills. In this program, you will be able to earn credentials such as ServSafe/Allergen Aware and OSHA 10.


  • September 2024 – March 2025
  • Class schedule coming soon.
  • Participants are eligible to receive stipends based on completion of the program and gaining employment
  • In-person training located at Bay Path High School
  • 57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton, MA 01507


  • Free tuition
  • Transportation costs
  • Technology needed for class
  • Work equipment and uniforms


  • Massachusetts Resident
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Looking to work in the Culinary Arts field
  • Click HERE to review the eligibility requirements.


1. Complete the online form by clicking the button below.

2. A MassHire counselor will contact you to check for program eligibility. You will need to provide eligibility documentation. You will need to become a MassHire member – click HERE to create a JobQuest profile.

3. Attend an interview with the training provider.

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

Eligibility Documentation

During the application process, we will ask you to provide documents to ensure your eligibility to participate in a grant-funded training. You can optionally upload your documents now to expedite your application.

Eligibility requirements: (can be found in full HERE)

  1. You must be a Massachusetts resident. One of the following documents allowed:
    1. Driver's License
    2. State ID
  2. You must be unemployed or underemployed.
    1. For unemployed individuals, documents allowed are
      1. Benefits statement or monetary determination letter from Unemployment Insurance.
      2. Termination letter from most recent employer
    2. For underemployed individuals (earning less than $51,600 yearly or $24.80 hourly), documents allowed are:
      1. One month of pay stubs
      2. Last Year's W-2 form
      3. Proof of Public Benefits (TANF, SNAP, SSI, SSDI)
  3. You must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America. Acceptable documentation can be found HERE.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 10 files.

By clicking Submit below, you agree to send the information you provided above to the MassHire Central Career Centers and to Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. Submitting this form does not guarantee acceptance to the training program. MassHire Career Center may contact you regarding continuing the application process.