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RC Apprenticeship Program

Learn to cook in kitchens lead by a Certified Master Chef, Rich Rosendale. (Learn More)
Rosendale Collective offers two-year apprenticeship programs in Northern Virginia, hosted at the RC Culinary Lab and Roots 657 Cafe and Market. Our apprenticeship program offers the most essential training, covering aspects not available in culinary traditional education programs, all at a fraction of the cost of other culinary schools. Earn a resume building certification with on-the-job apprenticeship training.

About RC Apprenticeship Program

Our goal is to train and groom the next generation of culinary talent and industry leaders, with a forward thinking course curriculum. The concept of the apprenticeship program involves monthly rotations through a range of hands on culinary training with experienced culinary professionals, including Certified Master Chef and Founder, Rich Rosendale.

Unlike traditional schools, apprenticeship training will cover aspects of non-traditional topics such as business, technology, efficiency, marketing, culinary science, modernist cooking, in addition to classical cookery. With this new style of culinary training, apprentices will rotate though our kitchens to have hands on experience covering essential skills such as butcher, baking, pastry, sous vide, American barbecue, catering, and more.

Application Process - What You'll Need 

Join our apprenticeship program and learn culinary skills in a state-of-the-art facility directed by Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Written Essay (outlining why you should be selected) 
  • Resume 
  • Onsite Interview 
  • Completed Application