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Sage Restaurant Group's Culinary Quick Start Program

  • Emily Griffith Technical College 1860 Lincoln Street Denver, CO, 80203 United States (map)

Sage Restaurant Group, a Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally-tailored food and beverage experiences, proudly sponsors The Culinary Quick Start program by Emily Griffith Technical College. The four-week course is a tuition-free, hands-on training followed by a restaurant-focused job fair developed to prepare students for a career in Colorado’s thriving culinary industry.


“We are honored to be partners in the Culinary Quick Start initiative as it offers support to our restaurant community and strives to fill the looming 17,000+ line cook jobs available within the state with qualified and educated candidates,” said Karpinski. “We believe the program is changing the lives of those who otherwise would not have been able to afford the required education needed to support a restaurant career. We have been eager to share this opportunity with our fellow restaurateurs.” 


On Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m., SRG Co-Founder Peter Karpinski joins Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and co-sponsor EatDenver to lead conversations amongst Culinary Quick Start graduates and participating restaurants. These conversations aim to shed light on the career and hiring opportunities the State of Colorado has helped to create for both students and restaurants.


Executives accessible to the graduates include:

·         Peter Karpinski – Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Sage Restaurant Group

·         Meaghan Goedde – Vice President of Training and Talent, Sage Restaurant Group

·         Barbara Lindsay – Director of Workforce Development and Career Services

·         Katie Lazor – Executive Director, EatDenver

·         Adam Schlegel – Board President, EatDenver

Earlier Event: January 22
Lunch Launch
Later Event: January 24
Beethoven and Brews