Culinary Careers Collaborative

Bolstering the Culinary Workforce in Fairfax City and The Town of Vienna

The food and beverage industry has become an exciting and expansive area of opportunity in Northern Virginia. Beyond attracting visitors and ensuring residents enjoy a high quality of life, the thriving local food and beverage industry celebrates our region’s diverse offerings while fostering vibrant career and business opportunities, contributing to economic prosperity.

What is the Culinary Careers Collaborative?

Championed by the Fairfax City Economic Development and Town of Vienna Economic Development in partnership with George Mason University and the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, and Travel Association, the Culinary Careers Collaborative (CCC) is a workforce development program that supports the growth of local food service establishments by preparing individuals with functional culinary skills through education, upskilling, and job placement assistance. 

How Can I Get Involved?

Click the links below to learn more about getting involved with the Culinary Careers Collaborative:

I am a resident or current employee looking to advance my career.

I am a business looking to hire skilled workers in my restaurant.

I am an organization who wants to  learn more about CCC partners.

Need help figuring out where to start? Contact us.

Cultivating Talent: Why Participate in the Culinary Careers Collaborative?

At its core, the Culinary Careers Collaborative is a community-driven initiative focusing on educating, upskilling, and placing culinary workers within our local economies. 

The program offers three distinct tracks catering to individuals with all skill levels, ranging from beginners to experienced culinary professionals. The course is free and open to all individuals interested in pursuing a culinary career within the Town of Vienna or the City of Fairfax. 

Created to uplift businesses in Fairfax City and the Town of Vienna, the Culinary Careers Collaborative actively invests in advancing the community, providing individuals with the opportunity to gain employment and advance their careers. 

Program Partners

Culinary Careers Collaborative (CCC) is a workforce development program that supports the growth of local food service establishments by preparing residents with functional culinary skills through education, upskilling, and job placement assistance.