École des Chefs Culinary School

Training the next generation of chefs.

 
 

WCK’s professional culinary arts training program offers a 5 month long curriculum that prepares young, aspiring chefs for their first job in the commercial kitchens of local restaurants and hotels.

The program began in 2015 and in 2017, we inaugurated our own École des Chef culinary school in Port-au-Prince. The building features a world-class, professional kitchen, along with a full dining room for training and hosting of events.

Now the country’s premier culinary school with over 40 students graduating each year, École des Chef is creating a talented workforce for the growing tourism industry in Haiti.

Our techniques-based curriculum focuses on knife skills, meal production, front of house service, kitchen hygiene, food safety, job search assistance, and other skills necessary for employment in the hospitality sector.

Upon graduation, students are placed in internships with hotels and higher end restaurants. The majority of these placements turn into full-time offers of employment for our graduates.

École des Chefs prides itself on hands-on training and is led by one of the most respected chefs in Haiti, Mi-Sol Chevallier.

The Impact:

40 skilled graduates per year (85% women)

100% internship placement

60% job placement following completion of internship

 
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Culinary students prepare a meal for their graduation ceremony.

 
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Recent graduates with École des Chefs Culinary Director Mi-Sol Chevallier.