Start your career in the culinary industry!

Get the training, learn the skills, and earn the industry certifications necessary to begin a career in culinary!

Do you have a passion for cooking? Learn the skills and techniques necessary to work on the line in some of Cincinnati’s top restaurants.

   Program Highlights

  • Hands-on training from a professional chef
  • Gain experience through a 3-month, stipend internship at Social OTR
  • Career counseling and connections to employment
  • Tuition and materials at no cost

Time Requirements

  • 4 weeks hands-on training at CityLink Center (Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm)
  • 3 months of restaurant experience. Up to 35 hours of work at Social OTR (restaurant)


  • Felonies & Misdemeanors accepted, excluding charges of arson and sex offenses.
  • Academic aptitude at 6th grade level in both reading and math

Take 5 minutes to get started today! 

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Steps to get started

At CityLink, we take the time to get to know you and your story and we create the space for you to get to know us too. Here’s what it looks like to get started as a client at CityLink.


Let’s Get to Know You
Fill out this form or call us at (513)-357-2000 . We’ll ask a few questions and get you set up for an Info Session.


Join Us for an Info Session
To ensure that CityLink is the right place for you, you’ll attend an Info Session to learn about our services and determine if you’d like to begin your journey with the Center.


Set Your Goals and Get Started
Next, meet with your CityLink Service Coordinator who will be your guide. Together, you’ll create a customized Action Plan so that you can get started right away on your goals.