Culinary Certificate Program

CULINARY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

No More Empty Pots 8-week Culinary Certificate Program provides hands-on skills based on-the-job culinary training for individuals currently working in the industry that want to sharpen and grow skills.

FLEXIBLE

Take advantage of blended online and face-to-face instruction designed to be adaptable for working students. Class work is designed to be completed within 15 to 20 hours a week.

CLASSROOM TO KITCHEN

Students will work in commercial kitchens with the NMEP culinary staff to practice hands-on scratch cooking for individual and group client projects, events and programs. Programs address food security, volume production, and catering.

TUITION GRANTS AVAILABLE

Income-based tuition grants are available. Submit an application to learn if you qualify, or contact 402.979.5478 or certificate@nmepomaha.org for details.

ACCEPTED AS COLLEGE CREDIT

Get a head start on your studies at the Institute for the Culinary Arts! The NMEP Culinary Certificate is accepted for college credit equivalency at Metropolitan Community College [CHRM_1030 Intro to Professional Cooking, 4.5 Credit Hours]. Ask your MCC advisor or Navigator about the Prior Learning Assessment or email enrollmentmanagement@mccneb.edu.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Must be 19 years of age or older at the time of application; legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Willing to commit to all program components.

Have a strong interest in a culinary career able to commit to 8 weeks of programming including work experience hours, face-to-face instruction, and online instruction.

ORGANIZATIONS & BUSINESSES

Employers, unemployment agencies, and other employment services organizations are encouraged to refer to the program employees or participants interested in receiving culinary training and certification.

Applications and referral forms should be submitted in hardcopy, scan, or electronic forms to:

No More Empty Pots
8511 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68112
certificate@nmepomaha.org

2022 Cohort Dates

Dates are tentative and subject to change. Select which cohort(s) you are interested in during application.

COHORT

Cohort 15
Cohort 16
Cohort 17
Cohort 18

SESSION DATES

January 31 – April 1, 2022 
May 2 – June 27, 2022
July 25 – September 19, 2022
October 17 – December 16, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 3, 2022
April 4, 2022
June 27, 2022
September 19, 2022

QUESTIONS?

For more information, call 402.979.5478 or email certificate@nmepomaha.org.

MEMORIES FROM
PAST COHORTS

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COHORT 11

COHORT 5

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COHORT 12

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